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    MPlayer

    MPlayer

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Multimedia
    • Programming languages used: C
    MPlayer is a free and open source media player. The program is available for all major operating systems, including Linux and other Unix-like systems, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Versions for OS/2, Syllable, AmigaOS, MorphOS and AROS Research Operating System are also available. The Windows version works, with some minor problems, also in DOS using HX DOS Extender. A port for DOS using DJGPP is also available. A version for the Wii Homebrew Channel has also emerged. It has also been ported to run on the Amazon Kindle. MPlayer supports a wide variety of media formats and can also save all streamed content to a file. A companion program, MEncoder, can take an input stream or file and transcode it into several different output formats, optionally applying various transforms along the way. Development of MPlayer began in 2000. The original author, Árpád Gereöffy (known as A'rpi / Astral in the demoscene), was soon joined by many other programmers. The project was started because A'rpi was unable to find any satisfactory video players for Linux after XAnim stopped development in 1999. The first version was titled mpg12play v0.1 and was hacked together in a half hour using libmpeg3
    7.11
    9 votes
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    Apache Ant

    Apache Ant

    • License: Apache License
    • Software Genre: Build Automation
    • Programming languages used: Java
    Apache Ant is a software tool for automating software build processes. It is similar to Make but is implemented using the Java language, requires the Java platform, and is best suited to building Java projects. The most immediately noticeable difference between Ant and Make is that Ant uses XML to describe the build process and its dependencies, whereas Make uses Makefile format. By default the XML file is named build.xml. Ant is an Apache project. It is open source software, and is released under the Apache Software License. Ant ("Another Neat Tool") was conceived by James Duncan Davidson while turning a product from Sun into open source. That product, Sun's reference JSP/Servlet engine, later became Apache Tomcat. A proprietary version of make was used to build it on the Solaris Operating Environment, but in the open source world there was no way of controlling which platform was used to build Tomcat. Ant was created as a simple platform-independent tool to build Tomcat from directives in an XML "build file". Ant (version 1.1) was officially released as a stand-alone product on July 19, 2000. Several proposals for an Ant version 2 have been made, such as AntEater by James Duncan
    8.50
    6 votes
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    Drupal

    Drupal

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Content management system
    • Programming languages used: PHP
    Drupal ( /ˈdruːpəl/) is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) and content management framework (CMF) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is used as a back-end system for at least 2.1% of all websites worldwide ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites including whitehouse.gov and data.gov.uk. It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration. The standard release of Drupal, known as Drupal core, contains basic features common to content management systems. These include user account registration and maintenance, menu management, RSS feeds, page layout customization, and system administration. The Drupal core installation can be used as a brochureware website, a single- or multi-user blog, an Internet forum, or a community website providing for user-generated content. As of September 2012, there are about 18,200 free community-contributed addons, known as contrib modules, available to alter and extend Drupal's core capabilities and add new features or customize Drupal's behavior and appearance. Because of this plug-in extensibility and modular design, Drupal is sometimes described
    8.17
    6 votes
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    Enlightenment

    Enlightenment

    • License: BSD Licenses
    • Software Genre: Desktop environment
    • Programming languages used: C
    Enlightenment, also known simply as E, is a stacking window manager for the X Window System which can be used alone or in conjunction with a desktop environment such as GNOME or KDE. Enlightenment is often used as a substitute for a full desktop environment. The first version of Enlightenment was released by Rasterman (Carsten Haitzler) in 1997. Enlightenment has been under development for over a decade; its latest stable release is version E16 1.0.10. Version 0.17, also referred to as DR17 or E17, has been in development since December 2000. It is a complete rewrite on DR16 and was designed to be a full-fledged desktop shell, based on the new Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL). "...Enlightenment, the original eye-candy window manager...." Some of its features include: One of the aims of the window manager is to be as configurable as possible, and to this end, it includes customization dialogs for focus settings, window movement, resizing, grouping and placement settings, audio, multiple desktop, desktop background, pager, tooltip and autoraise settings. It also includes a special effects dialog, including a desktop 'ripple' effect. DR17 is in active development, but core
    7.14
    7 votes
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    ELML

    ELML

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Learning management system
    • Programming languages used: XML
    The eLesson Markup Language (eLML) is an open source XML framework for creating electronic lessons. It is a "spin-off" from the GITTA project, a Swiss GIS eLearning project, and was launched in spring 2004. The eLML project is hosted at Sourceforge. The aim of eLML was to offer authors a tool that ensured conformity to pedagogical guidelines. The didactical fundament of eLML is the pedagogical model called ECLASS (Gerson, 2000 ). ECLASS is an abbreviation for the following elements: The original ECLASS model was slightly modified and e.g. additional elements like glossary, bibliography and metadata were added to be able to create a self-contained e-learning course. Furthermore the three elements clarify, look and act together form a so-called "learning object" and these elements can be used in any sequence order and can even be used multiple times within one learning object. This allows that an author can start with an example (look) and then follow by explaining the theory (clarify) behind it or the other way round. Also the uncommon but sometimes very successful approach where the student starts with a short exercise (act) and only after having tried out some solutions can read
    7.83
    6 votes
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    Bibtex

    Bibtex

    • Programming languages used: LaTeX
    BibTeX is reference management software for formatting lists of references. The BibTeX tool is typically used together with the LaTeX document preparation system. Within the typesetting system, its name is styled as . BibTeX makes it easy to cite sources in a consistent manner, by separating bibliographic information from the presentation of this information, similarly to the separation of content and presentation/style supported by LaTeX itself. In the words of the program's author: "Here's how BibTeX works. It takes as input BibTeX chooses from the .bib file(s) only those entries specified by the .aux file (that is, those given by LaTeX's \cite or \nocite commands), and creates as output a .bbl file containing these entries together with the formatting commands specified by the .bst file [..]. LaTeX will use the .bbl file, perhaps edited by the user, to produce the reference list." BibTeX was created by Oren Patashnik and Leslie Lamport in 1985. It is written in WEB/Pascal. Version 0.98f was released in March 1985. With version 0.99c of February 1988, a stationary state was reached for 22 years. In March 2010, version 0.99d was released, and further releases were
    7.67
    6 votes
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    History Of Sciences 2

    History Of Sciences 2

    I've been looking for a way to get a structured description of the biographies of the scientists through history. One of my investigation led to wikistory, a webstart application based on the data extracted from Wikipedia by the project DBPedia.



    However, the data collected from DBPedia are mostly based on the infoboxes and most of them are missing or are incomplete. (as an example this is ok for Darwin (happy birthday) but there is no box for Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (last accessed February 14th 2008 20H46)). Moreover the informations stored in those infoboxes are missing the fields I needed: gender, a short biography, parents, children.... etc....

    I eventually decided to go back to look after freebase wich I tested a few monthes ago and which was also introduced at scifoo:



    A screenshot of my final result is presented below:
    and you can test this interface here:
    http://lindenb.integragen.org/xulhistory/history.php
    This is an interactive XUL page (it will only work with firefox) with a timeline containing a few hundred of scientists.


    Just for fun, I also generated a time-based KML file for google-earth with those data.


    http://lindenb.integragen.org/xulhistory/history.kml



    The source code used to create this XUL page is available at here.

    7.50
    6 votes
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    Camino

    Camino

    • License: GNU Lesser General Public License
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    • Programming languages used: Cocoa
    Camino (from the Spanish word camino meaning "path") is a free, open source, GUI-based Web browser based on Mozilla's Gecko layout engine and specifically designed for the OS X operating system. In place of an XUL-based user interface used by most Mozilla-based applications, Camino uses Mac-native Cocoa APIs. As Camino's aim is to integrate as well as possible with OS X, it uses the Aqua user interface and integrates a number of OS X services and features such as the Keychain for password management and Bonjour for scanning available bookmarks across the local network. Other notable features include an integrated pop-up blocker and ad blocker, and tabbed browsing that includes an overview feature allowing tabs to be viewed all at once as pages. The browser is developed by the Camino Project, a community organization. Mike Pinkerton has been the technical lead of the Camino project since Dave Hyatt moved to the Safari team at Apple Inc. in mid-2002. In late 2001, Mike Pinkerton and Vidur Apparao started a project within Netscape to prove that Gecko could be embedded in a Cocoa application. In early 2002 Dave Hyatt, one of the co-creators of Firefox (then called Phoenix), joined the
    7.33
    6 votes
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    PCLinuxOS

    PCLinuxOS

    • Software Genre: Operating system
    PCLinuxOS, often shortened to PCLOS, is a GNU/Linux distribution, with KDE Plasma Desktop as its default user interface. It is a primarily free software operating system for personal computers aimed at ease of use. It is partially considered as a rolling release. The precursor to PCLinuxOS was a set of RPM packages created to improve successive versions of Mandrake Linux (now Mandriva Linux). These packages were created by Bill Reynolds, a packager better known as Texstar. From 2000 to 2003, Texstar maintained his repository of RPM packages in parallel with the PCLinuxOnline site. In an interview, Reynolds said he started PCLinuxOS "to provide an outlet for [his] crazy desire to package source code without having to deal with egos, arrogance and politics." In October 2003, Texstar created a fork of Mandrake Linux 9.2. Working closely with The Live CD Project, Texstar has since developed that fork independently into a full-fledged distribution. The initial releases were successively numbered as "previews": p5, p7, p8 up to p81a, then p9, p91, p92, and p93. Almost all major releases have been accompanied by new boot-up and login screens, along with some changes in icon sets, and
    7.33
    6 votes
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    SHOUTcast

    SHOUTcast

    SHOUTcast is cross-platform proprietary software for streaming media over the Internet. The software, developed by Nullsoft (purchased by AOL on June 1, 1999), allows digital audio content, primarily in MP3 or HE-AAC format, to be broadcast to and from media player software, enabling the creation of Internet radio "stations". SHOUTcast Radio is a related website which provides a directory of SHOUTcast stations. The SHOUTcast software uses a client–server model, with each component communicating via a network protocol that intermingles audio or video data with metadata such as song titles and the station name. It uses HTTP as a transport protocol. Although multicast was planned, it was never developed. SHOUTcast servers and clients are available for FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Solaris. Client-only versions exist for Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS (iPad, iPhone), Palm OS and webOS (Radio Hibiki), PlayStation Portable, Windows Mobile, Symbian S60 and UIQ, Nintendo DS (DSOrganize) and Wii. The output format is supported by multiple clients, including Nullsoft's own Winamp, and Amarok, Exaile, foobar2000, iTunes, Songbird, Totem, XMMS, and Zinf. If the client does not
    7.33
    6 votes
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    MoinMoin

    MoinMoin

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Wiki software
    • Programming languages used: Python
    MoinMoin is a wiki engine implemented in Python, initially based on the PikiPiki wiki engine. Its name is a play on the North German greeting "Moin", repeated as in "WikiWiki". The MoinMoin code is licensed under the GNU General Public License v2, or (at the user's option) any later version (except some 3rd party modules that are licensed under other Free Software licenses compatible with the GPL). A number of organizations use MoinMoin to run public wikis, including notable free software projects Ubuntu, Apache, Debian, FreeBSD, and others. MoinMoin's storage mechanism is based on flat files and folders, rather than a database. This makes it easy to manipulate the content in a text editor on the server if necessary, including managing revisions if the wiki gets attacked by spammers. A storage abstraction layer is currently being worked on, which will allow the server administrator to select between flat file-storage or a relational database. MoinMoin supports plugins and can be extended via Macros and Actions. It also uses the idea of separate parsers (e.g. for parsing the wiki syntax) and formatters (e.g. for outputting HTML code) with a SAX-like interface between the two. The
    7.17
    6 votes
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    Soundtrack Pro

    Soundtrack Pro

    • License: Proprietary software
    Soundtrack Pro was a music composing and audio editing application made by Apple Inc. featured in Logic Studio, which includes a collection of just over 5000 royalty free professional instrument loops and sound effects. It was discontinued with the release of Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4. An earlier incarnation of the package, Soundtrack, was first sold as part of Apple's Final Cut Pro 4 video editor, released in April 2003. It was then released as a stand-alone product, but due to low demand it was discontinued. The main concept of Soundtrack was to allow people who are not professional composers to produce original music for their videos or DVDs, royalty-free. The music could be easily scored to QuickTime movies and Final Cut Pro projects. Soundtrack was reinstated in January 2005 as part of Final Cut Express HD. Soundtrack Pro was introduced on April 17, 2005 as a stand-alone product and as part of the Final Cut Studio suite, where it integrates with Final Cut Pro. Soundtrack (non-Pro) was removed from Final Cut Pro. There was also an upgrade package for users of Soundtrack. As of January 10, 2006, the stand-alone product has been dropped again. Soundtrack Pro
    7.17
    6 votes
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    Shiira

    Shiira

    • License: BSD Licenses
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    • Programming languages used: Objective-C
    Shiira (シイラ, Japanese for the common dolphin-fish) was an open source web browser for the Mac OS X operating system. According to its lead developer Makoto Kinoshita, the goal of Shiira was "to create a browser that is better and more useful than Safari". Shiira used WebKit for rendering and scripting. The project reached version 2.3 before it was discontinued, and by December 2011 the developer's website had been removed. Since the browser is being developed with Safari in mind, the main characteristics of the two browsers are similar. For example, Shiira employs private browsing options so that history and cookies are not recorded when activated. However, the search engines search field on the toolbar includes many search engines. Shiira also uses Cocoa programming to provide users with a customizable drawer extending from the left or right of the window. The drawer includes bookmarks, history, downloads, and an RSS reader. In version 2.0, the sidebar was replaced by a series of palettes opened and closed from the main window toolbar. Shiira natively supports in-browser PDF viewing. The features of Shiira include appearance options. Users may switch between Aqua or Metal styles
    8.00
    5 votes
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    Adobe Illustrator

    Adobe Illustrator

    • License: Proprietary software
    • Software Genre: Vector graphics editor
    • Programming languages used: C++
    Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Adobe Systems. Illustrator is similar in scope, intended market, and functionality to its competitors, CorelDRAW, Xara Designer Pro and Macromedia FreeHand. The latest version, Illustrator CS6, is the sixteenth generation in the product line. Adobe Illustrator was first developed for the Apple Macintosh in December 1986 (shipping in January 1987) as a commercialization of Adobe's in-house font development software and PostScript file format. Adobe Illustrator is the companion product of Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is primarily geared toward digital photo manipulation and photorealistic styles of computer illustration, while Illustrator provides results in the typesetting and logo graphic areas of design. Early magazine advertisements (featured in graphic design trade magazines such as Communication Arts) referred to the product as "the Adobe Illustrator". Illustrator 88, the product name for version 1.7, was released in 1988 and introduced many new tools and features. As of 2011, the Adobe Illustrator '88 file format is used in the MATLAB programming language as an option to save figures. Although during its
    7.80
    5 votes
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    MJT Type Browser

    MJT Type Browser

    • Programming languages used: mjt
    This is a very high-speed and geeky domain and type browser for Freebase written in MJT.
    9.00
    4 votes
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    Hackety Hack

    Hackety Hack

    • Software Genre: Integrated development environment
    In the 1980s, a language called BASIC swept the countryside. It was a language beginners could use to make their computer speak, play music. You could easily draw a big smiley face or a panda or whatever you like! But not just BASIC. Other languages like: LOGO and Pascal were right there on many computers. In this century, you may have dozens of programming languages lurking on your machine. But how to use them?? A fundamental secret! Well, no more. We cannot stand for that. Hackety Hack will not stand to have you in the dark!! × freebase.com [all winks] sites | edit Root Settings

    URL: /view
    URL RegExp: Query vars: Post XPath: CSS: onslaught | wasteland | syntax function toggleHoodwinkDebug() { var debug = document.getElementById('hoodwinkdDebug'); var links = debug.getElementsByTagName( 'a' ), key; var wason = debug.style.display == 'block', i; debug.style.display = wason ? 'none' : 'block'; if( wason ) { for( i=0; i

    6.67
    6 votes
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    Maxthon

    Maxthon

    • License: Proprietary
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    Maxthon, originally known as MyIE2, is a freeware web browser for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X that is developed and operated from China. it is also available on iOS and Android as Maxthon Mobile. The latest release, Maxthon 3, supports both the Trident and the WebKit rendering engines. Maxthon won CNET WebWare 100 Awards in 2008 and 2009, and was #97 in PCWorld’s list of the 100 Best Products of 2011. Maxthon is the second top scorer on HTML5Test.com, a website which ranks browsers on the basis of support for HTML5 standard and related specifications. According to Maxthon International CEO Ming Jie "Jeff" Chen, Maxthon was based on MyIE, a popular modification created by Chinese programmer Changyou to customize Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser. Changyou posted most of the source code for MyIE on his Bulletin board system before leaving the project in 2000. Chen then continued independently developing MyIE and in 2002 released a new version, MyIE2. Users around the world were quite active in contributing to MyIE2's development, adding many plugins, skins and assisting with debugging. MyIE2 was renamed Maxthon in 2003. On 7 July 2012, Maxthon for Mac was released. In
    8.75
    4 votes
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    IncrediMail xe

    IncrediMail xe

    • Software Genre: E-mail
    IncrediMail is an e-mail client which produces multimedia e-mail. Its free ad-supported version is available for download at its website. The paid version, IncrediMail Premium, removes its advertisements. The product is intended to be user-friendly, and it employs a Graphical User Interface and multiple templates. The program offers both audio and video embedding in e-mail messages. IncrediMail-authored e-mails do not require the program to exist on recipient machines, but the e-mail servers do need to enable the IncrediMail formats.
    10.00
    3 votes
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    Mandriva Linux

    Mandriva Linux

    • Software Genre: Operating system
    Mandriva Linux (result of fusion of the French distribution Mandrakelinux or Mandrake Linux and the Brazilian distribution Conectiva Linux) is a Linux distribution distributed by Mandriva. It uses the RPM Package Manager. The product lifetime of Mandriva Linux releases is 18 months for base updates (Linux, system software, etc.) and 12 months for desktop updates (window managers, desktop environments, web browsers, etc.). Server products receive full updates for at least 5 years after their release. The first release was based on Red Hat Linux (version 5.1) and K Desktop Environment 1 in July 1998. It has since moved away from Red Hat's distribution and has become a completely separate distribution in its own right. Mandriva now includes a number of original tools, mostly to ease system configuration. Mandriva Linux the brainchild of Gaël Duval, who wanted to focus on ease of use for new users. Duval became the co-founder of Mandrakesoft, but was laid off from the company in 2006 along with many other employees. Later Duval announced to NewsForge that he was going to bring suit against Mandriva for "abusive layoff". On May 8, 2010, Mandriva announced that due to financial distress,
    6.50
    6 votes
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    OpenSUSE

    OpenSUSE

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Operating system
    openSUSE (/ˌoʊpənˈsuːzə/) is a general purpose operating system built on top of the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported openSUSE Project and sponsored by SUSE and a number of other companies. After Novell acquired SUSE Linux in January 2004, Novell decided to release the SUSE Linux Professional product as a 100% open source project. The initial release of the community project was a beta version of SUSE Linux 10.0, and as of September 5, 2012 the current stable release is openSUSE 12.2. In openSUSE the openSUSE Project community, sponsored by SUSE, develops and maintains SUSE Linux distributions components. openSUSE is the successor to "SUSE Linux Professional". Beyond the distribution, the openSUSE Project provides a web portal for community involvement. The community developing openSUSE collaboratively with its corporate sponsors through the Open Build Service, writing documentation, designing artwork, fostering discussion on open mailing lists and in Internet Relay Chat channels, and improving the openSUSE site through its wiki interface. openSUSE aims to offer a stable base and allow users to use the Open Build Service to get additional or more up to date
    6.50
    6 votes
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    Galeon

    Galeon

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    Galeon was a Gecko-based web browser created by Marco Pesenti Gritti with a goal to deliver consistent browsing experience to GNOME desktop environment. It gained some popularity in early 2000s due to its speed, flexibility in configuration and features. The disagreement over the future of Galeon split the development team in 2002, which resulted in departure of browser's initial author and several other developers. This event marked the beginning of the browser's popularity decline, which led to its discontinuation in September 2008. Some of Galeon's features were subsequently ported to Epiphany (now called Web) – the descendent of Galeon. Galeon made use of Gecko's features including configuration options and standards support. Apart from that, Galeon had several features that were uncommon in browsers at that time: The project was started by Marco Pesenti Gritti with the goal of creating a web browser that would be fast and consistent with the GNOME desktop environment. The first public version (Galeon 0.6) was released in June 2000. The first releases of Galeon were criticised for lack of such basic features as cookie and proxy support, though the browser added some features
    6.33
    6 votes
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    Sendmail

    Sendmail

    Sendmail is a general purpose internetwork email routing facility that supports many kinds of mail-transfer and -delivery methods, including the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) used for email transport over the Internet. A descendant of the delivermail program written by Eric Allman, Sendmail is a well-known project of the free and open source software and Unix communities. It has spread both as free software and proprietary software. Greg Olson incorporated the company and drove sales in the early years. When sales went flat in Europe, he took charge of the territory and European sales resumed their brisk pace. He served as Sendmail's CEO for a time. Allman had written the original ARPANET delivermail which shipped in 1979 with 4.0 and 4.1 BSD. He wrote Sendmail as a derivative of delivermail in the early 1980s at UC Berkeley. It shipped with BSD 4.1c in 1983, the first BSD version that included TCP/IP protocols. In 2001, approximately 42% of the publicly-reachable mail-servers on the Internet ran Sendmail. More recent surveys have suggested a decline, with 29.4% of mail servers in August 2007 detected as running Sendmail in a study performed by E-Soft, Inc. Sendmail is
    7.20
    5 votes
    23
    Mutt

    Mutt

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: E-mail client
    • Programming languages used: C
    Mutt is a text-based email client for Unix-like systems. It was originally written by Michael Elkins in 1995 and released under the GNU General Public License version 2 or any later version. The mutt slogan is "All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less". Mutt supports most mail formats (notably both mbox and Maildir) and protocols (POP3, IMAP, etc.). It also includes MIME support, notably full PGP/GPG and S/MIME integration. Mutt was originally designed as a Mail User Agent (MUA) and relied on locally accessible mailbox and sendmail infrastructure. According to the Mutt homepage "though written from scratch, Mutt's initial interface was based largely on the ELM mail client". New to Mutt were message scoring and threading capabilities. Support for fetching and sending email via various protocols such as POP3, IMAP and SMTP was added later. Mutt relies on external tools for composing and filtering messages. Mutt has hundreds of configuration directives and commands. It allows for changing all the key bindings and making keyboard macros for complex actions, as well as the colors and the layout of most of the interface. Through variants of a concept known as "hooks", many of its
    8.25
    4 votes
    24
    FileZilla

    FileZilla

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: File Transfer Protocol
    • Programming languages used: WxWidgets
    FileZilla is free and cross-platform FTP software, consisting of FileZilla Client and FileZilla Server. Binaries are available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS). As of 18 April 2011, FileZilla Client was the 7th most popular download of all time from SourceForge.net. Support for SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) is not implemented in Filezilla Server. FileZilla's source code is hosted on SourceForge.net. The project was featured as Project of the Month in November 2003. FileZilla was started as a computer science class project in the second week of January 2001 by Tim Kosse and two classmates. Before they started to write the code, they discussed on which licence they should release the code. They decided to make FileZilla an open-source project, because there were already many FTP clients available and they didn't think that they would sell even one copy if they made FileZilla commercial. In May 2008 Chris Foresman assessed FTP clients for Ars Technica, saying of FileZilla: "Some friends in the tech support world often recommend the free and open-source FileZilla, which offers a Mac OS X version in addition to Windows and Linux.
    7.00
    5 votes
    25
    KWord

    KWord

    • License: GNU Lesser General Public License
    • Software Genre: Word processor
    KWord is a word processor and a desktop publishing application, part of the KOffice suite. KWord was created by Reginald Stadlbauer as part of the KOffice project in 1998 using several ideas from FrameMaker, such as the use of frames. The original author confessed that the application and its code were not top notch since it was his first object-oriented application. By 2000, the KWord codebase was poorly maintained and structured such that it was difficult to improve, but by 2001 new maintainers had come on board and began working on the architectural issues. As of 2009, however, KWord is being actively developed along with the rest of the KOffice suite. The text-layout scheme in KWord is based on frames, making it similar to FrameMaker by Adobe. These can be placed anywhere on the page, and can incorporate text, graphics and embedded objects. Each new page is a new frame, but the text is able to flow through KWord’s ability to link frames together. The use of frames means that complex graphical layouts can be achieved relatively easily in KWord. Many desktop publishing (DTP) applications use frames, much like KWord does, but these DTP applications use a concept called master
    7.00
    5 votes
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    Emacs

    Emacs

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Text editor
    • Programming languages used: Emacs Lisp
    Emacs ( /ˈiːmæks/) is a family of text editors, characterized by their extensibility. One manual describes it as "the extensible, customizable, self-documenting, real-time display editor." Development began in the mid-1970s and continues actively as of 2012. Emacs has over 2,000 built-in commands and allows the user to combine these commands into macros to automate work, in particular with the use of Emacs Lisp, a variant of Lisp, providing a deep extension capability. The original EMACS consisted of a set of Editor MACroS for the TECO editor. It was written in 1976 by Richard Stallman, initially together with Guy L. Steele, Jr. It was inspired by the ideas of TECMAC and TMACS, a pair of TECO-macro editors written by Steele, Dave Moon, Richard Greenblatt, Charles Frankston, and others. In Unix culture, Emacs became one of the two main contenders in the traditional editor wars, the other being vi. The word "emacs" is often pluralized as emacsen, by analogy with boxen (itself used by analogy with oxen) and VAXen. The most popular (and most ported) version of Emacs is GNU Emacs, created by Stallman for the GNU Project. Another version in common use, XEmacs, was forked from GNU Emacs
    9.33
    3 votes
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    Mined

    Mined

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Text editor
    MinEd (pronounced min-ed) is a terminal-based text editor providing extensive Unicode and CJK support, available under the GPL. Mined is available for Unix and Linux, Windows and DOS systems, and is included in the SUSE, Debian, Cygwin and FreeBSD distributions. It was the first editor that supported Unicode in a plain-text terminal (like xterm or rxvt). Mined is a modeless editor, with menus and mouse support, and key bindings optimized for intuitive and fast navigation (optionally WordStar like control key bindings). It fully supports Unicode, including combining characters and bi-directional text, as well as converting to and from a large number of legacy encodings. Mined also contains functionality usually only found in word processors, such as smart quotes. With release 2011.19, mined added an interactive file chooser; backup files (optionally versioned), file locking and recovery files which are interoperable with other editors, and file change monitoring.
    9.33
    3 votes
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    FMDb

    FMDb

    • Software Genre: Web application
    • Programming languages used: JavaScript
    A simple MJT application for searching and browsing Freebase movie data.  While it won't replace IMDb any time soon, it will help new MJT developers understand how easy it is to build simple, standalone Freebase-powered web applications.
    6.80
    5 votes
    29
    Libtool

    Libtool

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Library
    GNU Libtool is a programming tool from the GNU build system used for creating portable compiled libraries. Different operating systems handle shared libraries in different ways, and some platforms do not use shared libraries at all. It can be difficult to make a software program portable: the C compiler differs from system to system; certain library functions are missing on some systems; header files may have different names. One way to handle this is write conditional code, with code blocks selected by means of preprocessor directives (#ifdef); but because of the wide variety of build environments this approach quickly becomes unmanageable. The GNU build system is designed to address this problem more manageably. Libtool helps manage the creation of static and dynamic libraries on various Unix-like operating systems. Libtool accomplishes this by abstracting the library-creation process, hiding differences between various systems (e.g. Linux systems vs. Solaris). GNU Libtool is designed to simplify the process of compiling a computer program on a new system, by "encapsulating both the platform-specific dependencies, and the user interface, in a single script". When porting a
    6.80
    5 votes
    30
    Ubuntu

    Ubuntu

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Operating system
    • Programming languages used: Python
    Ubuntu ( /ʊˈbʊntuː/ u-BUN-too) is a computer operating system based on the Debian Linux distribution and distributed as free and open source software, using its own desktop environment. It is named after the Southern African philosophy of ubuntu ("humanity towards others"). As of 2012, according to online surveys, Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution on desktop/laptop personal computers, and most Ubuntu coverage focuses on its use in that market. However, it is also popular on servers and for cloud computing. Ubuntu is sponsored by the UK-based company Canonical Ltd., owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. Canonical generates revenue by selling technical support and services related to Ubuntu, while the operating system itself is entirely free of charge. The Ubuntu project is committed to the principles of free software development; people are encouraged to use free software, improve it, and distribute it. Ubuntu is a fork of the Debian project's codebase. The original aim of the Ubuntu developers was to create an easy-to-use Linux desktop with new releases scheduled on a predictable six-month basis, resulting in a frequently updated system. Ubuntu's first
    9.00
    3 votes
    31
    The Entity Describer

    The Entity Describer

    The Entity Describer (E.D.) is a mechanism for intersecting the Semantic Web with the normal Web. It lets Connotea users tag resources on the Web with terms from structured knowledge representation and organization systems. In the first version, E.D. drew its semantic tags directly from the ontologies of the semantic web. In the present version, these special tags are gathered from the millions of topics in the Freebase database.
    7.75
    4 votes
    32
    Akuma Movie Game

    Akuma Movie Game

    • Programming languages used: JavaScript

    This addictive movie guessing game lets you expose clues one at a time in an effort to figure out the movie title. If you've mastered the movies in English, try the international ones!
    6.60
    5 votes
    33
    Tcsh

    Tcsh

    • License: BSD Licenses
    • Programming languages used: C
    tcsh (pronunciation: /ˌtiːˈsiːʃɛl/ "tee-cee-shell", /ˈtiːʃɛl/ "tee-shell", or as an acronym "tee cee ess aitch") is a Unix shell based on and compatible with the C shell (csh). It is essentially the C shell with programmable command line completion, command-line editing, and a few other features. The “t” in tcsh comes from the “T” in TENEX, an operating system which inspired Ken Greer at Carnegie Mellon University, the author of tcsh, with its command-completion feature. Greer began working on his code to implement Tenex-style file name completion in September 1975, finally merging it into the C shell in December 1981. Mike Ellis at Fairchild A.I. Labs added command completion in September 1983. On October 3, 1983, Greer posted source to the net.sources newsgroup. Paul Placeway from Ohio State University continued work on it in the 1980s, and since then it has been maintained by numerous people. Wilfredo Sanchez, the former lead engineer of Mac OS X, worked on tcsh in the early 1990s at MIT. Early versions of Mac OS X shipped with tcsh as the default shell, but the default for new accounts is bash as of 10.3. (tcsh is still provided, and upgrading the OS does not change the shell
    6.60
    5 votes
    34
    Watir

    Watir

    • License: BSD Licenses
    • Software Genre: Test automation
    • Programming languages used: Ruby
    Watir (Web Application Testing in Ruby, pronounced water), is an open-source (BSD) family of Ruby libraries for automating web browsers. It drives Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari, and is available as a RubyGems gem. Watir was primarily developed by Bret Pettichord and Paul Rogers. Watir project consists of several smaller projects. The most important ones are watir-classic, watir-webdriver and watirspec. Watir-classic makes use of the fact that Ruby has built in Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) capabilities. As such it is possible to drive Internet Explorer programmatically. Watir-classic operates differently than HTTP based test tools, which operate by simulating a browser. Instead Watir-classic directly drives the browser through the OLE protocol, which is implemented over the Component Object Model (COM) architecture. The COM permits interprocess communication (such as between Ruby and Internet Explorer) and dynamic object creation and manipulation (which is what the Ruby program does to the Internet Explorer). Microsoft calls this OLE automation, and calls the manipulating program an automation controller. Technically, the Internet Explorer process is the
    6.60
    5 votes
    35
    Web Browser for S60

    Web Browser for S60

    • License: BSD Licenses
    Nokia Browser for Symbian (formerly known as Web Browser for S60), is the default web browser for the S60 and Symbian mobile phone platform. The browser is based on a port of Apple Inc.’s open source WebCore and JavaScriptCore frameworks which form the WebKit rendering engine that Apple uses in its Safari Web browser. The initial version was lacking support for the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and Wireless Markup Language (WML); version 2 of the browser introduced support for these standards. Hence the Nokia Services (WAP) browser was the default browser on initial device shipments of this platform. Nokia announced porting WebKit to the S60 Browser in June 2005, and made it available in November. At the 2006 World Wide Web Conference, Nokia announced that it was releasing the source code for its port of WebKit back to the community. It supports: Drawbacks: It supports: Nokia Browser 7.0 is supported on S60 5th Edition devices. This version supports all of the features of prior to the Nokia Browser 7 releases, as well as the following additional features: Nokia Browser 7.1 is supported on S60 3rd and 5th Edition devices. New features: Drawbacks: The Nokia Browser 7.2 is
    6.60
    5 votes
    36
    Genealogy of Influence Viewer

    Genealogy of Influence Viewer

    • Programming languages used: ActionScript
    Prefuse flare based visualization of the graph of influence nodes on freebase.com.
    The Genealogy of Influence project was started by Mike Love in the summer of 2005 (see the weblink on the right for further information). In July 2007, Mike added the data to Freebase and ever since it is now growing here on freebase.com on a daily basis through input of the freebase community. The Genealogy of Influence viewer uses the open freebase API to get access to this data and offers an interactive visualization of this web of influences. While browsing this fascinating data, please feel encouraged to "jump" directly to the related page on freebase.com by clicking on the "edit/read more" link in the lower right corner of the viewer. Here you will find more detailed information on the respective influence person, but what will really make your day once you have your free freebase.com account is start editing the information given, adding additional content and most of all creating new Influence Person and connections. Wouldn't it be fantastic if many people with different expertise help to get this something really big ...  
    The Genealogy of Influence is fascinating, this viewer not yet. Please help with your feedback to make this little bug something as magnetizing as the information visualized. The discussion board in the lower right corner of this page is ready for your highly appreciated input. Thanks   martin   PS: The InfluenceViewer is my first more mature prefuse flare project which might flow into a general framework for graph visualization on top of flare. Please feel invited to contact me if you are interested in any kind of graph visualization project with prefuse, either based on freebase data or any other source. Maybe we can manifest something together.
    7.50
    4 votes
    37
    GNOME

    GNOME

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Desktop environment
    • Programming languages used: C
    GNOME (pronounced /ˈnoʊm/ or /ɡəˈnoʊm/) is a desktop environment and graphical user interface that runs on top of a computer operating system. It is composed entirely of free and open source software and is mainly developed by Red Hat employees. It is an international project that includes creating software development frameworks, selecting application software for the desktop, and working on the programs that manage application launching, file handling, and window and task management. GNOME is part of the GNU Project and can be used with various Unix-like operating systems, most notably GNU/Linux and as part of OpenSolaris Desktop. GNOME was started in August 1997 by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena as a free software project to develop a desktop environment and applications for it. It was founded in part because K Desktop Environment, an already existing free software desktop environment, relied on the Qt widget toolkit which at the time used a proprietary software license. In place of Qt, the GTK+ toolkit was chosen as the base of GNOME. GTK+ uses the GNU Lesser Public License (LGPL), a free software license that allows software linking to it to use a much wider set of
    7.50
    4 votes
    38
    Kubuntu

    Kubuntu

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Operating system
    Kubuntu ( /kuːˈbuːntuː/ koo-BOON-too) is an official derivative of the Ubuntu operating system using the KDE Plasma Desktop instead of the Unity graphical environment. Blue Systems took over as sponsor from Canonical Ltd., and Kubuntu will retain use of Ubuntu project servers. It is part of the Ubuntu project and uses the same underlying system. It is possible to install both the KDE Plasma Desktop (kubuntu-desktop) as well as the Unity desktop (ubuntu-desktop) on the same machine. Every package in Kubuntu shares the same repositories as Ubuntu. It is released regularly on the same schedule as Ubuntu. "Kubuntu" means "towards humanity" in Bemba, and is derived from ubuntu ("humanity"). The K at the beginning represents the KDE community on whose platform Kubuntu is built. By coincidence, Kubuntu also means "free" in Kirundi. Ubuntu and Kubuntu differ typically in only the graphical applications and tools. Kubuntu's Plasma Desktop is fully customizable without extra tools or configuration file editing. Originally designed to ease transition for users from other operating systems (such as Microsoft Windows) by allowing a similar desktop layout, the KDE Plasma Desktop incorporates
    7.50
    4 votes
    39
    MediaMonkey

    MediaMonkey

    • License: Freeware
    • Software Genre: Media player
    • Programming languages used: Embarcadero Delphi
    MediaMonkey (sometimes noted as MM) is a proprietary digital media player and media library application developed by Ventis Media Inc., for organizing and playing audio on Microsoft Windows operating systems. By using plugins, it can be extended to handle video and other media formats as well. MediaMonkey is available in a freeware version as well as a paid version ("Gold" license). Both editions can be extensively enhanced with skins, third-party plugins, and user-generated extension scripts. It uses SQLite to manage its database. Music can be ripped from Audio CDs and encoded into most supported formats. Music can be burned to CD/DVD format in compressed or CD audio format, optionally normalizing the volume level of the songs in the process. MediaMonkey supports music playback using MP3, AAC, OGG, WMA, FLAC, MPC, APE, and WAV. It can adjust volume levels automatically using ReplayGain and MP3Gain. MediaMonkey's music library attempts to organize and categorize a user's music collection. Upon installation it will scan the user's hard drives for music files and add them to its library. Ratings and playback information can be imported from other media players such as Winamp and
    7.50
    4 votes
    40
    ACE

    ACE

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Text editor
    ACE - a collaborative editor is a platform-independent, collaborative real-time editor. It is a real-time cooperative editing system that allows multiple geographically dispersed users to view and edit a shared text document at the same time. ACE is a simple text editor with standard features such as copy/paste and load/save. Multiple documents can be edited at the same time. Furthermore, ACE can share documents with other users on different computers, connected by communication networks (LAN, Internet). ACE also discovers users and their shared documents automatically in a local area network. Users can opt to join any discovered shared document. For all this, no configuration is necessary because it is based on zero-conf networking. Once a user has joined a shared document, he can freely edit the document at the same time with all participants as a virtual team. So-called awareness information helps to avoid unnecessary conflicts (that is, two users editing at the same time and text location). Awareness information includes the cursor and the currently selected text of the other users marked with the color of the respective user. The heart of the application is a concurrency
    10.00
    2 votes
    41
    Image Search

    Image Search

    • Programming languages used: mjt
    A simple gallery of images based on a search term. It will display,

    - images related to topics matching the search term
    - images with the search term in the name
    - images with the search term in the caption
    10.00
    2 votes
    42
    GNU IceWeasel

    GNU IceWeasel

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    GNU IceCat, formerly known as GNU IceWeasel, is a free software rebranding of the Mozilla Firefox web browser distributed by the GNU Project. It is compatible with both the GNU/Linux and Mac OS X (10.4 and 10.5) operating systems. The GNU Project keeps IceCat in synchronization with upstream development of Firefox while removing all trademarked artwork. It also maintains a large list of free software plugins. In addition, it features a few security features not found in the mainline Firefox browser. The Mozilla Corporation owns trademark to the Firefox name and denies the use of the name "Firefox" to unofficial builds that fall outside certain guidelines. Unless distributions use the binary files supplied by Mozilla, fall within the stated guidelines, or else have special permission, they must compile the Firefox source with a compile-time option enabled that creates binaries without the official branding of Firefox and related artwork, using either the built-in free artwork, or artwork provided at compile time. This policy led to a long debate within the Debian Project in 2004 and 2005. During this debate, the name "GNU Iceweasel" was coined to refer to rebranded versions of
    6.40
    5 votes
    43
    GNUnet

    GNUnet

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Friend-to-friend
    • Programming languages used: C
    GNUnet is a free software framework for decentralized, peer-to-peer networking. The framework offers link encryption, peer discovery and resource allocation. The primary codebase is written in C, but with Freeway there is an effort to produce a compatible version written in Java. GNUnet currently runs on GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, Solaris and Windows. It is an official part of the GNU project. The primary application at this point is anonymous, censorship-resistant file-sharing, allowing users to anonymously publish or retrieve information of all kinds. The file sharing service uses GNUnet's anonymity protocol for routing queries and replies. Forwarded query messages are used to search for content and blocks of data. Depending on load of the forwarding node, messages are forwarded to 0 or more nodes. When a node is under stress it drops requests from its neighbor nodes having lower internal trust value. GNUnet offers a "F2F topology" option for restricting connections to only the users' trusted friends. The users' friends' own friends (and so on) can then indirectly exchange files with the users' computer, never using its IP address directly. GNUnet uses Uniform Resource Identifiers
    6.40
    5 votes
    44
    Fuse

    Fuse

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Emulator
    • Programming languages used: C
    The Free Unix Spectrum Emulator (Fuse) is an emulator of the 1980s ZX Spectrum home computer and its various clones for Unix, Windows and Mac OS X. Fuse is free software, released under the GNU General Public License. There are ports of Fuse to several platforms including GP2X, Playstation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii and the Nokia N810. The project was started in 1999 and is still under development as of 2010. It has been recognised as one of the most full-featured and accurate Spectrum emulators available for Linux, and portions of its code have been ported and adapted for use in other free software projects such as the Sprinter emulator SPRINT and the ZX81 emulator EightyOne. Development of Fuse places high importance on accurately emulating the timings of the Spectrum to recreate such effects as multicolour graphics, and this effort has in turn resulted in previously unknown hardware behaviour becoming documented for the first time.
    7.25
    4 votes
    45
    MINIX 3

    MINIX 3

    • License: BSD Licenses
    • Software Genre: Operating system
    • Programming languages used: C
    MINIX 3 is a project to create a small, highly reliable and functional Unix-like operating system. It is published under a BSD license and is a successor project to the earlier MINIX 1 and MINIX 2 operating systems. The main goal of the project is for the system to be fault-tolerant by detecting and repairing its own faults on the fly, without user intervention. The main uses of the operating system are envisaged to be embedded systems and education, such as universities or the OLPC XO-1 laptop. MINIX 3 currently supports IA-32 architecture PC compatible systems. It is also possible to run MINIX under emulators or virtual machines, such as Bochs, VMware Workstation, Microsoft Virtual PC, and QEMU. Ports to the PowerPC and ARMs (Intel XScale) are in development. The distribution comes on a Live CD and also can be downloaded as a USB stick image. Reflecting on the nature of monolithic kernel based systems, where a driver (which has, according to MINIX creator Tanenbaum, approximately 3–7 times as many bugs as a usual program) can bring down the whole system, MINIX 3 aims to create an operating system that is a "reliable, self-healing, multiserver UNIX clone". In order to achieve
    7.25
    4 votes
    46
    OpenOffice.org Calc

    OpenOffice.org Calc

    • License: GNU Lesser General Public License
    • Software Genre: Spreadsheet
    • Programming languages used: C++
    Apache OpenOffice Calc is the spreadsheet component of the Apache OpenOffice software package. Calc is similar to Microsoft Excel, with a roughly equivalent range of features. Calc is capable of opening and saving most spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel file format. It provides a number of features not present in Excel, including a system that automatically defines series for graphing based on the layout of the user's data. Calc is also capable of writing spreadsheets directly as PDF files. The default file format for OpenOffice.org Calc (versions 2.x and 3.x) can be set to either Microsoft Excel's native file format or the international standard OpenDocument Format (ODF) ISO/IEC 26300:2006. Calc also supports a wide range of other file formats, for both opening and saving files, such as CSV, HTML, SXC, DBF, DIF, UOF, SLK, SDC and others. As with the entire OpenOffice.org suite, Calc can be used across a variety of platforms, including Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. Available under the ApacheV2 license, Calc is open source software. Capabilities of Calc include: In some cases, Calc lacks a GUI wizard to access certain advanced features associated with
    9.50
    2 votes
    47
    7.00
    4 votes
    48
    DBpedia

    DBpedia

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Semantic Web-The Next Gen Web
    • Programming languages used: PHP
    DBpedia is a project aiming to extract structured content from the information created as part of the Wikipedia project. This structured information is then made available on the World Wide Web. DBpedia allows users to query relationships and properties associated with Wikipedia resources, including links to other related datasets. DBpedia has been described by Tim Berners-Lee as one of the more famous parts of the Linked Data project. The project was started by people at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Leipzig, in collaboration with OpenLink Software, and the first publicly available dataset was published in 2007. It is made available under free licences, allowing others to reuse the dataset. Wikipedia articles consist mostly of free text, but also include structured information embedded in the articles, such as "infobox" tables, categorisation information, images, geo-coordinates and links to external Web pages. This structured information is extracted and put in a uniform dataset which can be queried. As of September 2011, the DBpedia dataset describes more than 3.64 million things, out of which 1.83 million are classified in a consistent ontology, including
    7.00
    4 votes
    49
    Mosaic

    Mosaic

    • License: Proprietary software
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    • Programming languages used: C
    NCSA Mosaic, or simply Mosaic, is the web browser credited with popularizing the World Wide Web. It was also a client for earlier protocols such as FTP, NNTP, and gopher. Its clean, easily understood user interface, reliability, Windows port and simple installation all contributed to making it the application that opened up the Web to the general public. Mosaic was also the first browser to display images inline with text instead of displaying images in a separate window. While often described as the first graphical web browser, Mosaic was preceded by WorldWideWeb and the lesser-known Erwise and ViolaWWW. Mosaic was developed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign beginning in late 1992. NCSA released the browser in 1993, and officially discontinued development and support on January 7, 1997. However, it can still be downloaded from NCSA. Nineteen years after Mosaic's introduction, the most popular contemporary browsers, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox retain many of the characteristics of the original Mosaic graphical user interface (GUI) and interactive experience. Netscape Navigator was
    7.00
    4 votes
    50
    Nano

    Nano

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Text editor
    nano is a text editor for Unix-like computing systems or operating environments using a command line interface. It emulates the Pico text editor, part of the Pine email client, and also provides additional functionality. In contrast to Pico, nano is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Released as free software by Chris Allegretta in 1999, today nano is part of the GNU Project. nano was first created in 1999 with the name TIP (This isn't Pico), by Chris Allegretta. His motivation was to create a free software replacement for Pico, which was not distributed under a free software license. The name was changed to nano on January 10, 2000 to avoid a naming conflict with the existing Unix utility tip. The name comes from the system of SI prefixes, in which nano is 1000 times larger than pico. In February 2001, nano became a part of the GNU Project. nano implements some features that Pico lacks, including colored text, regular expression search and replace, smooth scrolling, multiple buffers, rebindable key support, and (experimental) undoing and redoing of edit changes. On August 11, 2003, Chris Allegretta officially handed the source code maintenance for nano to David
    7.00
    4 votes
    51
    CircuitLogix

    CircuitLogix

    • License: Proprietary software
    CircuitLogix is a software electronic circuit simulator which uses PSpice to simulate thousands of electronic devices, models, and circuits. A version of CircuitLogix with fewer models, simulation, and export features is available free of charge to students after registration. CircuitLogix supports analog, digital, and mixed-signal circuits, and its SPICE simulation gives accurate real-world results. The graphic user interface allows students to quickly and easily draw, modify and combine analog and digital circuit diagrams. CircuitLogix was developed by Dr. Colin Simpson, an electronics professor at George Brown College, in Toronto, Canada, and John (Bud) Skinner, a computer programmer. The electronics program has won awards including the Award of Excellence from the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). CircuitLogix is used exclusively as the electronic circuit simulation tool for the George Brown College Electronics Technician distance education program, which is the largest Electronics technician program in the world with over 4,000 students in 37 countries. The professional version of CircuitLogix (CircuitLogix Pro) includes over 10,000 device models, as well as 8
    6.00
    5 votes
    52
    SciPy

    SciPy

    • License: BSD Licenses
    SciPy is an open source library of algorithms and mathematical tools for the Python programming language that grew out of Travis Oliphant's original collection of extension modules for Python which he released in 1999 under the name Multipack (named for the netlib packages that it brought together such as ODEPACK, QUADPACK, and MINPACK). SciPy contains modules for optimization, linear algebra, integration, interpolation, special functions, FFT, signal and image processing, ODE solvers and other tasks common in science and engineering. It has a similar audience to applications such as MATLAB, GNU Octave, and Scilab. SciPy is currently distributed under the BSD license and its development is sponsored by an open community of developers. The basic data structure in SciPy is a multidimensional array provided by the NumPy module. Older versions of SciPy used Numeric as an array type, which is now deprecated in favor of the newer NumPy array code. Available subpackages: SciPy's core feature set is extended by many other dedicated software tools. For example,
    8.00
    3 votes
    53
    XnView

    XnView

    • License: Freeware
    • Software Genre: Image viewer
    XnView is a cross-platform image viewer used for viewing, converting, organising and editing graphical & video files. It is free of charge for private, educational and non-profit organisations. For commercial use and distribution, the user must register the program. It is popular with users as it provides features normally found only in commercial image viewers. XnView is highly customisable and multi-lingual, supporting 44 languages in the Windows version. The language can be changed via the options menu. The toolbar buttons can be modified to a certain extent, or be replaced by altering skins. Also, XnView has been able to support an increasing number of file formats (mainly image file formats). It can read more than 400 image file formats, some audio and video file formats, and write 50 image file formats. XnView also supports ICC profiles in JPEG, PNG and TIFF files. XnView can show IPTC, Exif and XMP metadata, and write IPTC metadata (but cannot do batch writing of IPTC metadata, and some users are longing for the batch IPTC editing function). A further limitation is that it currently does not allow to sort thumbnails within a folder by a user-defined order. XnView can search
    8.00
    3 votes
    54
    GNOME Office

    GNOME Office

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Office suite
    GNOME Office is a free office suite for the GNOME desktop. In contrast to projects like OpenOffice.org and KOffice, the integration between the various applications in the suite is rather loose. Therefore, GNOME Office could be considered to be merely the collection of desktop productivity applications written for the GNOME environment rather than an office suite in the usual sense. As a consequence of this, it is not completely clear which applications are part of GNOME Office. According to the GNOME wiki, GNOME Office consists of the following core applications: However, the Debian project does not include Ease, instead adding the following applications to its gnome-office package : In some Linux distributions, Simple Scan may not be used and XSane may be used instead. Finally, there are also two database design tools associated with GNOME Office:
    6.75
    4 votes
    55
    XWiki

    XWiki

    • License: GNU Lesser General Public License
    • Software Genre: Wiki software
    • Programming languages used: Java
    XWiki is a free wiki software platform written in Java with a design emphasis on extensibility. XWiki Enterprise, the enterprise wiki edition, includes WYSIWYG editing, OpenOffice based document import/export, semantic annotations and tagging, and advanced permissions management. As an application wiki, XWiki allows for the storing of structured data and the execution of server side script within the wiki interface. Scripting languages including Velocity, Groovy, Python, Ruby and PHP can be written directly into wiki pages using wiki macros. User created data structures can be defined in wiki documents and instances of those structures can be attached to wiki documents, stored in a database, and queried using either Hibernate query language or XWiki's own query language. XWiki.org's extension wiki is home to XWiki extensions ranging from code snippets which can be pasted into wiki pages to loadable core modules. Many of XWiki Enterprise's features are provided by extensions which are bundled with it. The wikitext is rendered using the XWiki Rendering Engine which extends WikiModel and Doxia systems, allowing it to parse Confluence, JSPWiki, Creole, MediaWiki, and TWiki syntaxes as
    6.75
    4 votes
    56
    Bluefish

    Bluefish

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Text editor
    • Programming languages used: C
    Bluefish is a free and open source advanced text editor with a variety of tools for programming in general and the development of dynamic websites. Bluefish supports development in (among others) HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, PHP, C, C++, JavaScript, Java, Google Go, Vala, Ada, D, SQL, Perl, ColdFusion, JSP, Python, Ruby and shell. Bluefish is available for many platforms, including Linux, Solaris and Mac OS X, and Windows. Bluefish is developed in C/GTK+ and can be used integrated in GNOME or run independently. Bluefish fills the niche market between the plain text editors and the full swing IDE: Bluefish is relatively lightweight and easy to learn, while still providing many features of an integrated development environment to support both programming and the development of websites. Bluefish was started by Chris Mazuc and Olivier Sessink in 1997 to facilitate web development professionals on Linux desktop platforms. Bluefish has been developed ever since by a changing group of professional web developers under lead of Olivier Sessink. The project has had different names. The initial name Thtml editor was abandoned for being too cryptic. The following name Prosite was abandoned to avoid
    9.00
    2 votes
    57
    Ion

    Ion

    • License: GNU Lesser General Public License
    In Unix computing, Ion is a tiling and tabbing window manager for the X Window System. It is designed such that it is possible to manage windows using only a keyboard, without needing a mouse. It is the successor of PWM and is written by the same author, Tuomo Valkonen. Since the first release of Ion in the summer 2000, similar alternative window management ideas have begun to show in other new window managers: Larswm, ratpoison, StumpWM, wmii, xmonad and awesome. First versions of Ion were released under the Artistic License, Ion2 and the development versions of Ion3 were released under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). However, the first release candidate of Ion3 included a license change to a custom license based on the LGPL (specifically modified versions must not use the name ion). Since version 2, Ion has been scriptable in Lua. As of September 17, 2009, Valkonen states he is unlikely to continue development of Ion by himself. However, changes are still accepted through a review. The official home page went off-line early 2010. A mirror of the source (including the darcs repository) is available among other places here A fork called notion has some ongoing
    9.00
    2 votes
    58
    World City Guide

    World City Guide

    This Mash Up combines data from Google Maps and Freebase to provide data about the world's major cities. Guide books and other city-related info provided from Amazon.
    9.00
    2 votes
    59
    Gedit

    Gedit

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Text editor
    • Programming languages used: Python
    gedit is a text editor for the GNOME desktop environment, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Designed as a general purpose text editor, gedit emphasizes simplicity and ease of use. It includes tools for editing source code and structured text such as markup languages. It is designed to have a clean, simple graphical user interface according to the philosophy of the GNOME project, and it is the default text editor for GNOME. Released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, gedit is free software. gedit includes syntax highlighting for various program code and text markup formats. gedit also has GUI tabs for editing multiple files. Tabs can be moved between various windows by the user. It can edit remote files using GVFS (GnomeVFS is now deprecated) libraries. It supports a full undo and redo system as well as search and replace. Other typical code oriented features include line numbering, bracket matching, text wrapping, current line highlighting, automatic indentation and automatic file backup. The features of gedit include multilanguage spellchecking and a flexible plugin system allowing the addition of new features, for example snippets and integration with external
    5.80
    5 votes
    60
    OLAT

    OLAT

    • License: Apache License
    • Software Genre: Learning management system
    • Programming languages used: Java
    OLAT is an acronym for Online Learning And Training. It is a web application – a so-called Learning Management System that supports any kind of online learning, teaching, and tutoring with few educational restrictions. OLAT is free software and is open source. Its development started in 1999 at the University of Zürich and OLAT won the MeDiDa-Prix prize in 2000. With version 3.0, the system was completely rebuilt and is now available as a component-oriented application developed in the Java programming language. OLAT has support for various E-learning standards such as IMS (IMS Content Packaging, IMS QTI), and SCORM. With version 4.0, many add-ons have been introduced to the system, which makes it very easy to extend the LMS functionality. With version 5.0, new features like Wiki, Calendar, AJAX Beta Mode, and Fulltext Search have been implemented. Version 6.0 comprised a new and improved layout based on a usability evaluation. A subsequent version provides full scalability, meaning OLAT can be run on a cluster of servers. OLAT 7.0 adds lots of new features, a course wizard plus the implementation of important standards like REST API, IMS Basic LTI and IMS QTI 2.1. In autumn 2011
    5.80
    5 votes
    61
    Graphviz

    Graphviz

    • License: Common Public License
    • Software Genre: Information visualization
    Graphviz (short for Graph Visualization Software) is a package of open-source tools initiated by AT&T Labs Research for drawing graphs specified in DOT language scripts. It also provides libraries for software applications to use the tools. Graphviz is free software licensed under the Eclipse Public License. Graphviz consists of a graph description language named the DOT language and a set of tools that can generate and/or process DOT files:
    7.67
    3 votes
    62
    InfiView

    InfiView

    • License: Commercial License
    • Programming languages used: JavaScript
    InfiView™ - Ajax Framework for Data Visualization Connect InfiView with real time data (of any size, even infinite), and present anything from social and geo-location to diagrams and maps, in a web browser. A platform for developing interactive, dynamic and infinite graphical Ajax maps and diagrams Software Platform

    InfiView by MB Technologies is a software platform that enables you to develop interactive, dynamic graphical maps and diagrams. InfiView is using Ajax technology, and its advanced dynamic memory use enables use of ANY data size (from very small all the way to infinite). Using InfiView you can add a smart layer over existing data, static or dynamic (for example: maps, flowcharts, schematic diagrams, LDAP and SNMP) thus creating powerful interactive applications.

    • With InfiView you can develop both embedded controls and complete applications.
    • InfiView applications can be programmatically generated from your databases or your web services.
    Open Platform

    InfiView is an open platform software - you define and select your tools, interface, style and logic. You do it by either modifying XML templates (provided) or by using the InfiView wizard.

    Integrated Layers System

    With InfiView your applications can include multiple layers (for example, a layer of a map application, a layer of network topology, a layer of a live dashboard, etc.). You have full control of how transparent is each layer (and you can interactively change it).

    All the layers can be tied together (so if you zoom or pan in one layer, it affects all layers).

    Use With ANY Map

    InfiView's open architecture and it's integrated layers system enables live use of dissimilar maps (for example, geographical, weather, traffic, political, etc.), or webmaps from multiple sources (for example Google, Microsoft, Yahoo) for any InfiView applications.

    Powered By Bindows

    InfiView is 100% built in [http://www.bindows.net Bindows]: this means pure Ajax technology, no end-user downloads  TRUE zero-footprint (no Java, Flash, plug-ins or ActiveX are used)  zero client maintenance. It also means the most powerful Ajax development platform in the market, with the richest GUI and object-oriented development.

    InfiView Applications

    Use InfiView to develop Ajax applications that are graphical, interactive and dynamic, using ANY data size and any language.

    7.67
    3 votes
    63
    Ruby on Rails

    Ruby on Rails

    • License: MIT License
    • Software Genre: Web application framework
    • Programming languages used: Ruby
    Ruby on Rails, often shortened to Rails, is an open source full-stack web application framework for the Ruby programming language. Ruby on Rails is not to be confused with Ruby, which is a general-purpose programming language, on which Ruby on Rails runs. Ruby itself existed for more than 10 years before the first release of Ruby on Rails. Rails is a full-stack framework, meaning that it gives the web developer the ability to gather information from the web server, talk to or query the database, and render templates out of the box. As a result, Rails features a routing system that is independent of the web server. Ruby on Rails emphasize the use of well-known software engineering patterns and principles, as Active record pattern, Convention over Configuration, Don't Repeat Yourself and Model-View-Controller. David Heinemeier Hansson extracted Ruby on Rails from his work on Basecamp, a project management tool by 37signals (now a web application company). Hansson first released Rails as open source in July 2004, but did not share commit rights to the project until February 2005. In August 2006, the framework reached a milestone when Apple announced that it would ship Ruby on Rails
    7.67
    3 votes
    64
    ConceptDraw MINDMAP

    ConceptDraw MINDMAP

    ConceptDraw MINDMAP is a software tool for brainstorming and creating mind maps released and sold by Computer Systems Odessa. The first version was released at 2001. As CS Odessa supplies cross-platform tools, ConceptDraw MINDMAP works both on MS Windows and Mac OS X platforms. Now it is a part of ConceptDraw Office software package which was released in 2008. As a part of ConceptDraw Office could create reports in a form of mind maps and open ConceptDraw PROJECT documents. In 2009 ConceptDraw MINDMAP was nominated for the Macworld Award as the Product of the Year and as the Education Product of the Year. ConceptDraw MINDMAP supports export of mind maps to iPod and export to iCal.
    10.00
    1 votes
    65
    CookiePie

    CookiePie

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Firefox Extension
    • Programming languages used: JavaScript
    CookiePie is a free Firefox extension written by Sebastian Wain with contribution of Mauro Asprea. It allows users to open different webmail accounts or profiles on each tab. Firefox users can open different mail accounts on each tab. For example can open two or more Gmail accounts and use the tab selector to change between them. Developers working on web software supporting multiple users or profiles can take advantage of CookiePie simultaneously testing their software with different profiles without needing to open a different browser. Version 0.5.4First CookiePie public release.
    10.00
    1 votes
    66
    Gnutella

    Gnutella

    • Software Genre: Peer-to-peer file sharing
    Gnutella ( /nʌˈtɛlə/ with a silent g, but often /ɡnʌˈtɛlə/) (possibly by analogy with the GNU Project) is a large peer-to-peer network which, at the time of its creation, was the first decentralized peer-to-peer network of its kind, leading to other, later networks adopting the model. It celebrated a decade of existence on March 14, 2010 and has a user base in the millions for peer-to-peer file sharing. In June 2005, gnutella's population was 1.81 million computers increasing to over three million nodes by January 2006. In late 2007, it was the most popular file sharing network on the Internet with an estimated market share of more than 40%. The first client was developed by Justin Frankel and Tom Pepper of Nullsoft in early 2000, soon after the company's acquisition by AOL. On March 14, the program was made available for download on Nullsoft's servers. The event was prematurely announced on Slashdot, and thousands downloaded the program that day. The source code was to be released later, under the GNU General Public License (GPL). The next day, AOL stopped the availability of the program over legal concerns and restrained Nullsoft from doing any further work on the project. This
    10.00
    1 votes
    67
    Google Earth

    Google Earth

    • License: Freeware
    • Software Genre: Virtual globe
    Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D, and was created by Keyhole, Inc, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) funded company acquired by Google in 2004 (see In-Q-Tel). It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe. It was available under three different licenses, two currently: Google Earth, a free version with limited function; Google Earth Plus (discontinued), which included additional features; and Google Earth Pro ($399 per year), which is intended for commercial use. The product, re-released as Google Earth in 2005, is currently available for use on personal computers running Windows 2000 and above, Mac OS X 10.3.9 and above, Linux kernel: 2.6 or later (released on June 12, 2006), and FreeBSD. Google Earth is also available as a browser plugin which was released on May 28, 2008. It was also made available for mobile viewers on the iPhone OS on October 28, 2008, as a free download from the App Store, and is available to Android users as a free app in the Google Play store. In addition to releasing an updated Keyhole based client,
    10.00
    1 votes
    68
    IBM DB2

    IBM DB2

    • License: IBM
    • Software Genre: Relational database management system
    • Programming languages used: C++
    IBM DB2 is a relational model database server developed by IBM. There are three DB2 products that are very similar, but not identical: DB2 for LUW (Linux, Unix, and Windows), DB2 for z/OS (mainframe), and DB2 for iSeries (formerly OS/400). The DB2 LUW product runs on multiple Linux and UNIX distributions, such as Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, AIX, HP/UX, and Solaris, and most Windows systems. DB2 also powers the IBM InfoSphere Warehouse edition, which is basically DB2 LUW with DPF (Database Partitioning Feature), a massive parallel share-nothing data warehousing architecture. Alongside DB2 is another RDBMS: Informix, which was acquired by IBM in 2001. The name DB2 was first given to the Database Management System or DBMS in 1983 when IBM released DB2 on its MVS mainframe platform. A similar product had been named SQL/DS on the VM platform, and even earlier, in the mid 1970s, IBM released the QBE relational database product for the VM platform with a table-oriented "Query By Example" front-end which produced a linear-syntax language that drove transactions to its relational database. Later the QMF feature of DB2 produced real SQL and brought the same "QBE" look and feel to DB2. The
    10.00
    1 votes
    69
    KDE

    KDE

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Desktop environment
    • Programming languages used: C++
    KDE ( /ˌkeɪdiːˈiː/) is an international free software community producing an integrated set of cross-platform applications designed to run on GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and OS X systems. It is known for its Plasma Desktop, a desktop environment provided as the default working environment on many Linux distributions, such as Kubuntu, Pardus, and openSUSE. The goal of the community is to provide basic desktop functions and applications for daily needs as well as tools and documentation for developers to write stand-alone applications for the system. In this regard, the KDE project serves as an umbrella project for many standalone applications and smaller projects that are based on KDE technology. These include Calligra Suite, digiKam, Rekonq, K3b, and many others. KDE software is based on the Qt framework. The original GPL version of this toolkit only existed for the X11 platform, but with the release of Qt 4, LGPL versions are available for all platforms. This allows KDE software based on Qt 4 to also be distributed to Microsoft Windows and OS X. KDE was founded in 1996 by Matthias Ettrich, who was then a student at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. At
    10.00
    1 votes
    70
    Konqueror

    Konqueror

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: File manager
    • Programming languages used: C++
    Konqueror is a web browser and file manager that provides file viewer functionality for file systems such as local files, files on a remote FTP server and files in a disk image. It is a core part of the KDE Software Compilation. Konqueror is developed by volunteers and can run on most Unix-like operating systems and on Windows systems. Konqueror is licensed and distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2. The name "Konqueror" is a reference to the two primary competitors at the time of the browser's first release: "first comes the Navigator, then Explorer, and then the Konqueror". It also follows the KDE naming convention: the names of most KDE programs begin with the letter K. Konqueror was released with version 2 of KDE on October 23, 2000. It replaces its predecessor, KFM (KDE file manager). With the release of KDE4, Konqueror was replaced as the default file manager by Dolphin. A complete list is available in the KDE Info Center's Protocols section. Konqueror's user interface is somewhat reminiscent of Microsoft's Internet Explorer (in turn designed after Netscape Navigator and NCSA Mosaic), though it is more customizable. It works extensively with "panels",
    10.00
    1 votes
    71
    MEPIS

    MEPIS

    • Software Genre: Operating system
    MEPIS ( /ˈmɛpɨs/) is a set of Linux distributions, distributed as Live CDs that can be installed onto a hard disk drive. MEPIS is developed and maintained by an active community begun by Warren Woodford and the eponymous company MEPIS LLC. The most popular MEPIS distribution is SimplyMEPIS, which is based primarily on Debian stable. It can either be installed onto a hard drive or used as a Live CD, which makes it externally bootable for troubleshooting and repairing many operating systems. It includes the KDE desktop environment. MEPIS LLC offers senior consulting services for product strategy, architecture design, business and systems analysis, and cross-platform software development. MEPIS was designed as an alternative to SUSE Linux, Red Hat Linux, and Mandriva Linux (formerly Mandrake) which, in the creator Warren Woodford's opinion, were too difficult for the average user. MEPIS's first official release was on May 10, 2003. In 2006, MEPIS made a transition from using Debian packages to using Ubuntu packages. SimplyMEPIS 6.0, released in July 2006, was the first version of MEPIS to incorporate the Ubuntu packages and repositories. SimplyMEPIS 7.0 discontinued the use of Ubuntu
    10.00
    1 votes
    72
    Midgard

    Midgard

    • License: GNU Lesser General Public License
    • Software Genre: Content management system
    Midgard is an open source persistent storage framework. It provides an object-oriented and replicated environment for building data-intensive applications. Midgard also ships with MidCOM content management system (CMS) built on the Midgard framework. MidCOM's features include web-based authoring WYSIWYG interfaces and a component interface for installing additional web functionalities, including wikis and blogs. Midgard is built on the GNOME stack of libraries like GLib and libgda, and has language bindings for C, Python, Objective-C and PHP. Communications between applications written in the different languages happen over D-Bus. The CMS functionalities run on the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) platform. Midgard can also be used with PHPCR, the PHP implementation of the Java Content Repository standard. The project follows the synchronized, 6 month release cycle that is implemented by several major open source projects like Ubuntu and GNOME. Because of this, the version numbering reflects the year and month of a release. The version 8.09 Ragnaroek has been designated as a "Long Term Support" release. Especially the templating and page composition features of Midgard have
    10.00
    1 votes
    73
    NetFront

    NetFront

    NetFront Browser is a mobile browser for embedded devices, developed by Access Co. Ltd. of Japan, and was designed to function as an embedded browser. Mainly deployed on mobile phones, NetFront Browser is available for and has been deployed in Multifunction Printers (MFP), digital TVs, set-top boxes (STB), PDAs, web phones, game consoles, e-mail terminals, automobile telematics systems and other device types. The browser converts tables in a Web page into a vertical display, eliminating the need to scroll horizontally. This allows the user to zoom in and out on Web pages from 25% to 100%, and can select or scroll anywhere on a page with the stylus on Pocket PC devices. The software can open up to five windows and the user can tab to any one of them. Access has also released NetFront Life Browser for smartphones and NetFront Browser NX for other embedded devices such as tablets and set-top boxes. Both these browsers are based on WebKit and run on including Linux, Android, Unix, and Windows CE. No supports Netfront. Netfront 3.5 has a Acid3 score of 11/100. The Nintendo 3DS internet browser also uses the WebKit-based NetFront Browser NX according to the documentation included with
    10.00
    1 votes
    74
    PhpBB

    PhpBB

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Internet forum
    • Programming languages used: PHP
    phpBB is a popular Internet forum package written in the PHP scripting language. The name "phpBB" is an abbreviation of PHP Bulletin Board. Available under the GNU General Public License, phpBB is free and open source software. Features of phpBB include support for multiple database engines (PostgreSQL, SQLite, MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server), flat message structure (as opposed to threaded), hierarchical subforums, topic split/merge/lock, user groups, multiple attachments per post, full-text search, plugins and various notification options (e-mail, Jabber instant messaging, ATOM feeds). phpBB was started by James Atkinson as a simple UBB-like forum for his own website on June 17, 2000. Nathan Codding and John Abela joined the development team after phpBB's CVS repository was moved to SourceForge.net, and work on version 1.0.0 began. A fully functional, pre-release version of phpBB was made available in July. phpBB 1.0.0 was released on December 16, 2000, with subsequent improvements to the 1.x codebase coming in two more major installments. The final release in the 1.x line was phpBB 1.4.4, released on November 6, 2001. During the lifetime of the 1.x series, Bart van Bragt,
    10.00
    1 votes
    75
    Windows Vista

    Windows Vista

    • Software Genre: Operating system
    Windows Vista is an operating system released in several variations by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablet PCs, and media center PCs. Prior to its announcement on July 22, 2005, Windows Vista was known by its codename "Longhorn". Development was completed on November 8, 2006, and over the following three months, it was released in stages to computer hardware and software manufacturers, business customers and retail channels. On January 30, 2007, it was released worldwide and was made available for purchase and download from Microsoft's website. The release of Windows Vista came more than five years after the introduction of its predecessor, Windows XP, the longest time span between successive releases of Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems. It was succeeded by Windows 7, which was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009 and released worldwide for retail on October 22, 2009. Windows Vista contained many changes and new features, including an updated graphical user interface and visual style dubbed Aero, a redesigned search function, multimedia tools including Windows DVD Maker, and redesigned networking, audio,
    10.00
    1 votes
    76
    Ares Galaxy

    Ares Galaxy

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Peer-to-peer
    • Programming languages used: Embarcadero Delphi
    Ares Galaxy is an open source peer-to-peer file sharing application that uses its own decentralized supernode/leaf network. It was spun off from the gnutella network in 2002, and is currently hosted on SourceForge.net. Ares Galaxy has a simple, quick access interface with a built in audio/video viewer. The latest versions also support the BitTorrent protocol and Shoutcast radio stations. Ares development began in the middle of 2002 and was originally operating on the gnutella network. Six months later, it switched to its own network with a leaves-and-super nodes architecture. It's protocol is more difficult to identify than that of other popular P2P programs. As a result Ares is sometimes the only P2P client that works on restricted networks, such as some university campuses. However, it is possible to block, and many organizations are now doing so. From version 1.9.0, data sharing was enabled between two peers behind a firewall. This may be due to mediating peers. The Ares network was, at one time, largely free from fake and corrupt files, unlike others like FastTrack. However this has changed as its popularity as a file sharing network increased. Since late 2006, several
    6.50
    4 votes
    77
    GIMP

    GIMP

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Digital image editing
    • Programming languages used: C
    GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an image retouching and editing tool and is released under the GPLv3 (or later) license as free and open-source software. There are versions of GIMP tailored for most operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. GIMP has tools used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, resizing, cropping, photo-montages, converting between different image formats, and more specialised tasks. Animated images such as GIF and MPEG files can be created using an animation plugin. The developers and maintainers of GIMP have a product vision for GIMP to strive to be a high end free software graphics application for the editing and creation of original images, photos, icons, graphical elements of web pages and art for user interface elements. GIMP was originally released as the General Image Manipulation Program, by creators Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis. Development of GIMP began in 1995 as a semester-long project at the University of California, Berkeley; The first public release of GIMP (0.54) was made in January 1996 and in the following year (1997) GIMP became a part of the GNU Project. The acronym GIMP was changed to
    6.50
    4 votes
    78
    BitTorrent client

    BitTorrent client

    • Software Genre: BitTorrent client
    • Programming languages used: Python
    BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer program developed by Bram Cohen and BitTorrent, Inc. used for uploading and downloading files via the BitTorrent protocol. BitTorrent was the first client written for the protocol. It is often nicknamed Mainline by developers denoting its official origins. Since version 6.0 the BitTorrent client has been a rebranded version of µTorrent. As a result, it is no longer open source and is currently available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Programmer Bram Cohen designed the protocol in April 2001 and released a first implementation of the BitTorrent client on 2 July 2001. It is now maintained by Cohen's company BitTorrent, Inc. Prior to version 6.0, BitTorrent was written in Python, and was free software. Versions up to and including 3.4.2 were distributed under the MIT license. The source code for versions 4.x and 5.x was released under the BitTorrent Open Source License, a modified version of the Jabber Open Source License. Versions 4.0 and 5.3 were relicensed under the GPL. Version 4.20 of the client was dubbed Allegro by BitTorrent Inc., in reference to protocol extensions developed by the company to accelerate download performance and ISP
    5.60
    5 votes
    79
    Minix

    Minix

    • License: BSD Licenses
    • Software Genre: Operating system
    • Programming languages used: C
    MINIX is a Unix-like computer operating system based on a microkernel architecture created by Andrew S. Tanenbaum for educational purposes; MINIX also inspired the creation of the Linux kernel. MINIX (from "mini-Unix") was first released in 1987, with its complete source code made available to universities for study in courses and research. It has been free and open source software since it was re-licensed under the BSD license in April 2000. Andrew S. Tanenbaum created MINIX at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam to exemplify the principles conveyed in his textbook, Operating Systems: Design and Implementation (1987). An abridged 12,000 lines of the C source code of the kernel, memory manager, and file system of MINIX 1.0 are printed in the book. Prentice-Hall also released MINIX source code and binaries on floppy disk with a reference manual. MINIX 1 was system-call compatible with Seventh Edition Unix. Tanenbaum originally developed MINIX for compatibility with the IBM PC and IBM PC/AT microcomputers available at the time. MINIX 1.5, released in 1991, included support for MicroChannel IBM PS/2 systems and was also ported to the Motorola 68000 and SPARC architectures, supporting the
    8.50
    2 votes
    80
    ProE

    ProE

    • License: Proprietary
    • Software Genre: Computer Aided Design
    Creo Elements/Pro, a product formerly known as Pro/ENGINEER is a parametric, integrated 3D CAD/CAM/CAE solution created by Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC). It was the first to market with parametric, feature-based, associative solid modeling software. The application runs on Microsoft Windows platform, and provides solid modeling, assembly modelling and drafting, finite element analysis, and NC and tooling functionality for mechanical engineers. The Pro/ENGINEER name was changed to Creo Elements/Pro on October 28, 2010, coinciding with PTC’s announcement of Creo, a new design software application suite. Versions for UNIX systems were discontinued with the release of version 4.0, except Solaris on x86-64. Creo Elements/Pro (formerly Pro/ENGINEER), PTC's parametric, integrated 3D CAD/CAM/CAE solution, is used by discrete manufacturers for mechanical engineering, design and manufacturing. Created by Dr. Samuel P. Geisberg in the mid-1980s, Pro/ENGINEER was the industry's first successful rule-based constraint (sometimes called "parametric" or "variational") 3D CAD modeling system. The parametric modeling approach uses parameters, dimensions, features, and relationships to
    8.50
    2 votes
    81
    Ripple monetary system

    Ripple monetary system

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Peer-to-peer
    • Programming languages used: Python
    Ripple is an open-source software project for developing and implementing a protocol for an open decentralized payment network. In its developed form (it is not substantially implemented), the Ripple network would be a peer-to-peer distributed social network service with a monetary honour system based on trust that already exists between people in real-world social networks; this form is financial capital backed completely by social capital. Modern monetary systems are built on obligations of the participants to each other. Cash and bonds are government obligations, and loan agreements are the personal obligations of borrowers. Bank account balances are bank obligations, backed by borrower and government obligations. For an obligation to have value, the holder must trust that the issuer can supply that value. Thus the banking network can be described as a trust network. The primary method of making payment to another participant in the system is by transferring ownership of bank obligations electronically over a chain of accounts in the banking network from payer to recipient. The banking network is essentially hierarchical, with banks acting as sole intermediary between its
    8.50
    2 votes
    82
    WebSphere

    WebSphere

    • Software Genre: Application server
    • Programming languages used: Java
    IBM WebSphere refers to a brand of computer software products in the genre of enterprise software known as "application and integration middleware". These software products are used by end-users to create applications and integrate applications with other applications. IBM WebSphere has been available to the general market since 1998. IBM introduced the first product in this brand, IBM WebSphere Performance Pack, in June 1998. As of 2010 it forms a part of IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment The following complete list of IBM WebSphere software uses IBM classifications. Several tools appear in more than one category. IBM has also classified WebSphere software according to the capabilities offered for individual industries. Application foundation Application optimization Cloud platform and application virtualization Elastic caching Transaction processing Mobile application development Mobile integration of data and applications Business monitoring Industry process accelerators Operational decision management Process automation and integrity Process discovery and design Banking Energy $ Utilities Government Healthcare & Life Science Insurance Retail Supply Chain
    8.50
    2 votes
    83
    Wget

    Wget

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    • Programming languages used: C
    GNU Wget (or just Wget, formerly Geturl) is a computer program that retrieves content from web servers, and is part of the GNU Project. Its name is derived from World Wide Web and get. It supports downloading via HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols. Its features include recursive download, conversion of links for offline viewing of local HTML, support for proxies, and much more. It appeared in 1996, coinciding with the boom of popularity of the Web, causing its wide use among Unix users and distribution with most major GNU/Linux based distributions. Written in portable C, Wget can be easily installed on any Unix-like system and has been ported to many environments, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, OpenVMS, MorphOS and AmigaOS. It has been used as the basis for graphical programs such as GWget for the GNOME Desktop. Wget is the descendant of an earlier program named Geturl by the same author, the development of which commenced in late 1995. The name was changed to Wget after the author became aware of an earlier Amiga program named GetURL, written by James Burton in AREXX. Wget filled a gap in the web downloading software available in the mid-1990s. No single program was able to
    8.50
    2 votes
    84
    Anatomic P2P

    Anatomic P2P

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: BitTorrent client
    Anatomic P2P is a decentralised peer-to-peer network based on the BitTorrent protocol. All software that forms a part of Anatomic P2P is licensed under the GNU General Public License. Anatomic P2P consists of various scripts and applications, including the tracker (or node) script, supertracker (or supernode) script, planter applications and the client. All the scripts are written in PHP but nevertheless would function in any other language. All the applications are written in Python. It is also open source. To distribute files on the network a user makes a torrent file as usual. This torrent file has to be planted on the network, which is the process of notifying the supernodes and nodes (by HTTP) that the file is going to be shared on the network. This can be done through a simple wizard. The Anatomic P2P network has backwards compatibility, which allows most other BitTorrent clients to use Anatomic P2P planted torrents. The client is written in Python and PyGTK and this means it can run on Windows, Linux or Mac OS X (with X server). The client was based on BitTornado. A deprecated command-line client is also available. The client supports torrents using a single tracker or
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    Freebase Type Viewer

    Freebase Type Viewer

    • Programming languages used: Java
    The Type Viewer provides a simple visualization of types and properties. You need a browser enabled with Java 1.4.2 (or later).
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    86
    Safari

    Safari

    • License: Proprietary
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    • Programming languages used: Objective-C
    Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the Mac OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the native browser for iOS. A version of Safari for the Microsoft Windows operating system was first released on June 11, 2007, and supported Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7,but it is no longer promoted or updated. According to Net Applications, Safari accounted for 62.17 percent of mobile web browsing traffic and 5.43 percent of desktop traffic in October 2011, giving a combined market share of 8.72 percent. Until 1997, Apple Macintosh computers were shipped with the Netscape Navigator and Cyberdog web browsers only. Internet Explorer for Mac was later included as the default web browser for Mac OS 8.1 and onwards, as part of a five year agreement between Apple and Microsoft. During that time, Microsoft released three major versions of Internet Explorer for Mac that were bundled with Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9, though Apple continued to include Netscape Navigator as an alternative. Microsoft
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    3 votes
    87
    The Morris Worm

    The Morris Worm

    The Morris worm or Internet worm of November 2, 1988 was one of the first computer worms distributed via the Internet. It is considered the first worm and was certainly the first to gain significant mainstream media attention. It also resulted in the first conviction in the US under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. It was written by a student at Cornell University, Robert Tappan Morris, and launched on November 2, 1988 from MIT. According to its creator, the Morris worm was not written to cause damage, but to gauge the size of the Internet. However, the worm was released from MIT to disguise the fact that the worm originally came from Cornell. Additionally, the Morris worm worked by exploiting known vulnerabilities in Unix sendmail, finger, and rsh/rexec, as well as weak passwords. Due to reliance on rsh (normally disabled on untrusted networks) it should not succeed on a recent, properly configured system. A supposedly unintended consequence of the code, however, caused it to be more damaging: a computer could be infected multiple times and each additional process would slow the machine down, eventually to the point of being unusable. This would have the same effect as a
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    88
    ELinks

    ELinks

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    • Programming languages used: C
    ELinks is a free text-based console web browser for Unix-like operating systems. It began in late 2001 as an Experimental fork by Petr Baudiš of the Links Web browser, hence the name. Since then, the 'E' has come to stand for Enhanced or Extended, and on 1 September 2004, Petr Baudiš handed maintainership of the project over to Danish developer Jonas Fonseca, citing a lack of time and interest and a desire to spend more time coding rather than reviewing and organising releases.
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    4 votes
    89
    GeoServer

    GeoServer

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Geospatial
    • Programming languages used: Java
    In computing, GeoServer - an open-source server written in Java - allows users to share and edit geospatial data. Designed for interoperability, it publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards. GeoServer has evolved to become an easy method of connecting existing information to Virtual Globes such as Google Earth and NASA World Wind as well as to web-based maps such as OpenLayers, Google Maps and Bing Maps. GeoServer functions as the reference implementation of the Open Geospatial Consortium Web Feature Service standard, and also implements the Web Map Service and Web Coverage Service specifications. GeoServer aims to operate as a node within a free and open Spatial Data Infrastructure. Just as the Apache HTTP Server has offered a free and open web server to publish HTML, GeoServer aims to do the same for geospatial data. GeoServer reads a variety of data formats, including: Through standard protocols it produces KML, GML, Shapefile, GeoRSS, PDF, GeoJSON, JPEG, GIF, SVG, PNG and more. In addition, one can edit data via the WFS transactional profile (WFS-T). GeoServer includes an integrated OpenLayers client for previewing data layers. GeoServer
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    4 votes
    90
    PhpWiki

    PhpWiki

    • Software Genre: Wiki software
    • Programming languages used: PHP
    PhpWiki is a web-based wiki software application. It began as a clone of WikiWikiWeb and was the first wiki written in PHP. PhpWiki has been used to edit and format paper books for publication. The first version, by Steve Wainstead, was in December 1999 and was the first Wiki written in PHP to be publicly released. The first version ran under PHP 3.x and ran on DBM files only. It was a feature-for-feature reimplementation of the original WikiWikiWeb at c2.com. In early 2000 Arno Hollosi contributed a second database library to run PhpWiki on MySQL. From then on the features and contributions started to grow, including a templating system, color diffs, rewrites of the rendering engine and much more. Arno was interested in running a wiki for the game Go. Jeff Dairiki was the next major contributor, and soon headed the project for the next few years. Since then Reini Urban and Marc-Etienne Vargenau maintain it. Version 1.4.0rc1 implements Wikicreole 1.0, including additions.
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    4 votes
    91
    @Mail

    @Mail

    • Software Genre: Web-based email
    Atmail is a commercial Linux messaging platform provider. The company was founded in 2001 and has its company headquarters located in Peregian Beach, Australia. The company develops webmail, mail-server and groupware solutions built for Linux and other Unix operating systems, and includes the source code under a commercial license. Originally developed in 1998, @Mail was one of the first commercial Webmail products available at the time providing an alternative to desktop clients which required installation and lengthy account setup when needing to check email from a different computer. The software is now more commonly referred to as Atmail instead of the original name '@Mail'. Initially developed in Perl, Atmail is now offered in PHP using the Zend Framework for ease-of-customization by a larger number of developers. For business with less than 20 employees, Atmail's products are in use by some very large business and organisations, some in-turn have an even larger customer base running on an Atmail backend. Due to Atmail's Australian foundation and head office location many clients are also from Australia. Due to growing US demand, Atmail now has a presence in America. Some of
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    92
    Digsby

    Digsby

    • Software Genre: Instant messaging client
    Digsby is a freeware proprietary multiprotocol instant messaging application developed by dotSyntax, LLC. Digsby is written in Python and uses wxPython as its widget toolkit and WebKit for rendering. It supports most mainstream IM services such as AOL Instant Messenger, Microsoft's .NET Messenger Service, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, Facebook Chat, MySpace IM and XMPP/Jabber-based services such as Google Talk and LiveJournal's IM. Secondly, Digsby supports e-mail notifications via POP, IMAP and webmail like AOL, Yahoo! and Hotmail - including the ability to mark messages as read, as spam or delete them from the client itself. Finally, Digsby also supports alerts and newsfeeds from MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Digsby has built in additional features such as customizable skins for the client and IM windows, aggregated web search from within the client via multiple sites, composing emails from IM windows, combining friends from multiple clients into one contact listing, and even a separable Twitter client with unique features such as chronological streaming (oldest to newest). It is released free under a proprietary license. Development is funded through optional sponsored
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    3 votes
    93
    Git

    Git

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Distributed revision control
    • Programming languages used: C
    In software development, Git (/ɡɪt/) is a distributed revision control and source code management (SCM) system with an emphasis on speed. Git was initially designed and developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development; it has since been adopted by many other projects. Every Git working directory is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a central server. Git is free software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2. Linus Torvalds has quipped about the name "git", which is English slang for a stupid or unpleasant person. Torvalds said: "I'm an egotistical bastard, and I name all my projects after myself. First 'Linux', now 'git'." The man page describes git as "the stupid content tracker". Git development began after many Linux kernel developers chose to give up access to BitKeeper, a proprietary SCM system that had previously been used to maintain the project. The copyright holder of BitKeeper, Larry McVoy, had withdrawn free use of the product after he claimed that Andrew Tridgell had reverse-engineered the BitKeeper protocols. Torvalds wanted a distributed
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    3 votes
    94
    Mozilla Firefox

    Mozilla Firefox

    • License: Mozilla Public License
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    • Programming languages used: JavaScript
    Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser developed for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux, coordinated by Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Foundation. Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which implements current and anticipated web standards. As of October 2012, Firefox has approximately 20% to 24% of worldwide usage share of web browsers, making it the second or third most widely used web browser, according to different sources. According to Mozilla, Firefox counts with over 450 milllion users around the world. The browser has had particular success in Indonesia, Germany, and Poland, where it is the most popular browser with 65%, 47% and 47% of the market share, respectively. The Firefox project began as an experimental branch of the Mozilla project by Dave Hyatt, Joe Hewitt and Blake Ross. They believed the commercial requirements of Netscape's sponsorship and developer-driven feature creep compromised the utility of the Mozilla browser. To combat what they saw as the Mozilla Suite's software bloat, they created a stand-alone browser, with which they intended to replace the Mozilla Suite. On April 3, 2003, the Mozilla Organization announced that
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    95
    NASA World Wind

    NASA World Wind

    • License: Open-source license
    • Software Genre: Virtual globe
    • Programming languages used: C#
    World Wind is an open-source (released under the NOSA license) virtual globe developed by NASA and the open source community for use on personal computers. Old versions need Microsoft Windows but the more recent Java version, World Wind Java, is cross platform and provides a suite of demo apps. The World Wind Java version was awarded NASA Software of the Year in November 2009. The program overlays NASA and USGS satellite imagery, aerial photography, topographic maps, Keyhole Markup Language (KML) and Collada files. World Wind was released as open source in 2004 by NASA. The latest Java-based version (1.4), was released in July 2012. Please see www.goworldwind.org for the latest information. The previous .NET-based version of World Wind was an application with an extensive suite of plugins. Apart from the Earth there are several worlds in World Wind: Moon, Mars, Venus, Jupiter (with the four Galilean moons of Io, Ganymede, Europa and Callisto) and SDSS (imagery of stars and galactics). All these worlds are available in the File menu. Users could interact with the selected planet by rotating it, tilting the view, and zooming in and out. Five million place names, political boundaries,
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    3 votes
    96
    OpenBSD

    OpenBSD

    • License: BSD Licenses
    • Software Genre: Operating system
    • Programming languages used: C
    OpenBSD is a Unix computer operating system descended from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It was forked from NetBSD by project leader Theo de Raadt in late 1995. As well as the operating system, the OpenBSD Project has produced portable versions of numerous subsystems, most notably PF, OpenSSH and OpenSSL, which are very widely available as packages in other operating systems. The project is also widely known for the developers' insistence on open-source code and quality documentation, uncompromising position on software licensing, and focus on security and code correctness. The project is coordinated from de Raadt's home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Its logo and mascot is a pufferfish named Puffy. OpenBSD includes a number of security features absent or optional in other operating systems, and has a tradition in which developers audit the source code for software bugs and security problems. The project maintains strict policies on licensing and prefers the open-source BSD licence and its variants—in the past this has led to a comprehensive license audit and moves to remove or replace code under licences
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    3 votes
    97
    VirtualBox

    VirtualBox

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: X86 virtualization
    • Programming languages used: C++
    Oracle VM VirtualBox (formerly Sun VirtualBox, Sun xVM VirtualBox and innotek VirtualBox) is an x86 virtualization software package, created by software company Innotek GmbH, purchased in 2008 by Sun Microsystems, and now developed by Oracle Corporation as part of its family of virtualization products. Oracle VM VirtualBox is installed on an existing host operating system as an application; this host application allows additional guest operating systems, each known as a Guest OS, to be loaded and run, each with its own virtual environment. Supported host operating systems include Linux, Mac OS X, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Solaris, and OpenSolaris; there is also a port to FreeBSD. Supported guest operating systems include versions and derivations of Windows, Linux, BSD, OS/2, Solaris and others. Since release 3.2.0, VirtualBox also allows limited virtualization of Mac OS X guests on Apple hardware, though OSX86 can also be installed using VirtualBox Since version 4.1, Windows guests on supported hardware can take advantage of the recently implemented WDDM driver included in the guest additions; this allows Windows Aero to be enabled along with Direct3D
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    3 votes
    98
    CouchDB

    CouchDB

    • License: Apache License
    • Software Genre: Database management system
    • Programming languages used: Erlang
    Apache CouchDB, commonly referred to as CouchDB, is an open source database that focuses on ease of use and on being "a database that completely embraces the web". It is a NoSQL database that uses JSON to store data, JavaScript as its query language using MapReduce and HTTP for an API. One of its distinguishing features is easy replication. CouchDB was first released in 2005 and later became an Apache project in 2008. Unlike in a relational database, CouchDB does not store data and relationships in tables. Instead, each database is a collection of independent documents. Each document maintains its own data and self-contained schema. An application may access multiple databases, such as one stored on a user's mobile phone and another on a server. Document metadata contains revision information, making it possible to merge any differences that may have occurred while the databases were disconnected. CouchDB implements a form of Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC) in order to avoid the need to lock the database file during writes. Conflicts are left to the application to resolve. Resolving a conflict generally involves first merging data into one of the documents, then deleting
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    4 votes
    99
    GNU/Linux

    GNU/Linux

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Operating system
    • Programming languages used: C
    Linux (/ˈlɪnəks/ LIN-əks or /ˈlɪnʊks/ LIN-uuks) is a Unix-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. The defining component of Linux is the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released 5 October 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux was originally developed as a free operating system for Intel x86-based personal computers. It has since been ported to more computer hardware platforms than any other operating system. It is a leading operating system on servers and other big iron systems such as mainframe computers and supercomputers: more than 90% of today's 500 fastest supercomputers run some variant of Linux, including the 10 fastest. Linux also runs on embedded systems (devices where the operating system is typically built into the firmware and highly tailored to the system) such as mobile phones, tablet computers, network routers, televisions and video game consoles; the Android system in wide use on mobile devices is built on the Linux kernel. The development of Linux is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software collaboration: the underlying source code may be used,
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    4 votes
    100
    Launchpad

    Launchpad

    • License: Affero General Public License
    • Programming languages used: Python
    Launchpad is a web application and website that allows users to develop and maintain software, particularly free software. Launchpad is developed and maintained by Canonical Ltd. On 21 July 2009 the source code was released publicly under the Affero General Public License. As of July 2011, the launchpad repository hosts more than 23,500 projects. The domain launchpad.net attracted 1 million visitors by August 2009 according to a Compete.com survey. It has several parts: A significant but less visible component is Soyuz, "the distribution management portion of Launchpad." Launchpad is currently primarily used in the development of Ubuntu, an operating system. Launchpad uses the FOSS (free/open source) Zope 3 application server. Several of Canonical Ltd.'s own projects use Launchpad for development including Ubuntu and Bazaar. Development of Launchpad is itself managed in Launchpad. Other prominent projects using Launchpad for various aspects of managing their development include: Launchpad was initially criticized by the Jem Report and other members of the free software community for not being available under a free license, such as the GNU GPL, despite its aims. In response, the
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    4 votes
    101
    PullQuotes.org

    PullQuotes.org

    From the release notes: The PullQuotes Preview is simple: Quotes are loaded, stripped of any identifying information. Choose whether you think it’s Mccain or Obama. (Apparently, Hillary is still in the race, but taking out gendered personal pronouns made a lot of the quotes more difficult to read.) You’ll then be prompted to optionally add topical tags to the quote, and the link will activate so that you can check out the originating article, and you can always see how you’re doing from the scores tab. Google login required to track your score. No, I can’t read your e-mail.  
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    4 votes
    102
    PyPy

    PyPy

    • License: MIT License
    • Programming languages used: Python
    PyPy is a Python interpreter and JIT compiler. PyPy focuses on speed, efficiency and 100% compatibility with the original CPython interpreter. PyPy was conceived as an implementation of Python written in Python, which enables Python developers to hack the implementation. This makes it easy to identify areas where it can be improved. The fact that PyPy is implemented in a high level language makes it also more flexible and easier to experiment with than CPython, thus allowing developers to experiment with multiple implementations of specific features. PyPy aims to provide a common translation and support framework for producing implementations of dynamic languages, emphasizing a clean separation between language specification and implementation aspects. It also aims to provide a compliant, flexible and fast implementation of the Python programming language using the above framework to enable new advanced features without having to encode low level details into it. PyPy consists of a standard interpreter and a translator. The interpreter implements the full Python language. The interpreter itself is written in a restricted subset of Python, called RPython (Restricted Python). Unlike
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    103
    Debian GNU/Linux

    Debian GNU/Linux

    • License: GNU General Public License
    Debian ( /ˈdɛbiən/) is a computer operating system composed of software packages released as free and open source software primarily under the GNU General Public License along with other free software licenses. Debian GNU/Linux, which includes the GNU OS tools and Linux kernel, is a popular and influential Linux distribution. It is distributed with access to repositories containing thousands of software packages ready for installation and use. Debian is known for relatively strict adherence to the philosophies of Unix and free software as well as using collaborative software development and testing processes. Debian can be used on a variety of hardware, from NAS devices to phones, laptops, desktops and servers. It focuses on stability and security and is used as a base for many other distributions. The Debian Project is governed by the Debian Constitution and the Social Contract which set out the governance structure of the project and explicitly states that the goal of the project is the development of a free operating system. Debian is developed by over three thousand volunteers from around the world and supported by donations through several nonprofit organizations around the
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    104
    Metacity

    Metacity

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Programming languages used: C
    Metacity ( /məˈtæsɪti/) was the window manager used by default in the GNOME 2 desktop environment until GNOME 3, where it was replaced by Mutter. GNOME 1 used the Sawfish window manager. A fork, renamed to "Marco", is still being actively developed and maintained as part of the MATE desktop environment, itself a fork of GNOME 2 as a whole. The development of Metacity was started by Havoc Pennington and it is released under the GNU General Public License. Before the introduction of Metacity in GNOME 2.2, GNOME used Enlightenment and then Sawfish as its window manager. Although Metacity is part of the GNOME project and designed to integrate into the GNOME desktop, it does not require GNOME to run, and GNOME can be used with different window managers provided that they support the part of the ICCCM specification that GNOME requires. Metacity uses the GTK+ graphical widget toolkit to create its user interface components, which makes it themeable and makes it blend in with other GTK+ applications. Metacity's focus is on simplicity and usability rather than novelties. Its author has characterized it as a "Boring window manager for the adult in you. Many window managers are like
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    2 votes
    105
    Microsoft Word

    Microsoft Word

    • Software Genre: Word processor
    Microsoft Word is a proprietary word processor designed by Microsoft. It was first released in 1983 under the name Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems. Subsequent versions were later written for several other platforms including IBM PCs running DOS (1983), the Apple Macintosh (1984), the AT&T Unix PC (1985), Atari ST (1986), SCO UNIX, OS/2, and Microsoft Windows (1989). It is a component of the Microsoft Office software system; it is also sold as a standalone product and included in Microsoft Works Suite. The current versions are Microsoft Office Word 2010 for Windows and Microsoft Office Word 2011 for Mac. (These versions differ.) In 1981, Microsoft hired Charles Simonyi, the primary developer of Bravo, the first GUI word processor, which was developed at Xerox PARC. Simonyi started work on a word processor called Multi-Tool Word and soon hired Richard Brodie, a former Xerox intern, who became the primary software engineer. Microsoft announced Multi-Tool Word for Xenix and MS-DOS in 1983. Its name was soon simplified to Microsoft Word. Free demonstration copies of the application were bundled with the November 1983 issue of PC World, making it the first program to be distributed
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    106
    Nutch

    Nutch

    • License: Apache License
    • Software Genre: Web search engine
    • Programming languages used: Java
    Nutch is an effort to build an open source web search engine based on Lucene and Java for the search and index component. Nutch is coded entirely in the Java programming language, but data is written in language-independent formats. It has a highly modular architecture, allowing developers to create plug-ins for media-type parsing, data retrieval, querying and clustering. The fetcher ("robot" or "web crawler") has been written from scratch specifically for this project. Nutch originated with Doug Cutting, creator of both Lucene and Hadoop, and Mike Cafarella. In June, 2003, a successful 100-million-page demonstration system was developed. To meet the multimachine processing needs of the crawl and index tasks, the Nutch project has also implemented a MapReduce facility and a distributed file system. The two facilities have been spun out into their own subproject, called Hadoop. In January, 2005, Nutch joined the Apache Incubator, from which it graduated to become a subproject of Lucene in June of that same year. Since April, 2010, Nutch has been considered an independent, top level project of the Apache Software Foundation. Advantages of Nutch over a simple Fetcher include IBM
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    2 votes
    107
    OpenMSX

    OpenMSX

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Emulator
    openMSX is an open source MSX emulator which is free according to the Debian Free Software Guidelines, available under the GNU General Public License. For copyright reasons the emulator cannot be distributed with original BIOS ROM images. OpenMSX includes C-BIOS, a minimal implementation of the MSX BIOS, allowing some games to be played without an original MSX BIOS ROM image. You can also use your own BIOS ROM image if you please. OpenMSX uses a distinctive emulation model to achieve the highest level of accuracy possible. It is available for multiple platforms including POSIX and Microsoft Windows operating systems and emulates a large amount of MSX (related) hardware, including: Notable features include: OpenMSX has an open communication protocol to communicate with the openMSX emulator. Utilizing this communication protocol enables to write versatile add-ons for openMSX. Projects making use of this protocol include the following applications: Currently Catapult, a GUI developed for the emulator that is part of the project, is being redeveloped utilizing Python and the Qt toolkit. The openMSX Debugger is also under development, written in C++, also utilizing the Qt Toolkit.
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    2 votes
    108
    Powerset

    Powerset

    • Software Genre: Search engine
    Powerset is a semantic search engine that searches Freebase and Wikipedia for answers to natural-language questions like "How did FDR die?" or "How old is Madonna?"
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    2 votes
    109
    RTorrent

    RTorrent

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: BitTorrent client
    • Programming languages used: C++
    rTorrent is a text-based ncurses BitTorrent client written in C++, based on the libTorrent libraries for Unix, whose author's goal is “a focus on high performance and good code”. The library differentiates itself from other implementations by transferring data directly between file pages mapped to memory by the mmap() function and the network stack. On high-bandwidth connections, it claims to be able to seed at 3 times the speed of the official client. rTorrent packages are available for various Linux distributions and Unix-like systems, and it will compile and run on nearly every POSIX-compliant operating system, such as FreeBSD and Mac OS X. rTorrent uses ncurses and is suitable for use with screen; it uses commands such as Carriage return to load a torrent, after which ^S can be used to start a torrent (where ^ is shorthand for Ctrl key), Backspace can be used to automatically start a torrent once it is loaded, making a subsequent issue of ^S unnecessary, ^K for stop, and ^D for pause, or if already paused or stopped, ^D again to delete the torrent. It supports saving of sessions and allows the user to add and remove torrents. It also supports partial downloading of multi-file
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    2 votes
    110
    Chandler

    Chandler

    • License: Apache License
    • Software Genre: Personal information manager
    • Programming languages used: Python
    Chandler is a personal information management software suite described by its developers as a "Note-to-Self Organizer" designed for personal and small-group task management and calendaring. It is free software, previously released under the GNU General Public License, and now released under the Apache License 2.0. It is inspired by a PIM from the 1980s called Lotus Agenda, notable because of its "free-form" approach to information management. Lead developer of Agenda, Mitch Kapor, was also involved in the vision and management of Chandler. Chandler consists of a cross-platform desktop application (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux), the Chandler Hub Sharing Service, Chandler Server, Chandler Quick Entry for iPhone, Chandler Quick Entry for Android and Chandler iGoogle widget. Version 1.0 of the software was released on August 8, 2008. Chandler is being developed by the Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF). The main programming language is Python, and it runs under Windows, Linux, and Macintosh. It is named after the mystery novelist Raymond Chandler. Chandler is also the subject of the non-fiction book Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4732 Bugs, and One Quest for
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    1 votes
    111
    Electric Sheep

    Electric Sheep

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Screensaver
    Electric Sheep is a distributed computing project for animating and evolving fractal flames, which are in turn distributed to the networked computers, which display them as a screensaver. The process is transparent to the casual user, who can simply install the software as a screensaver. Alternatively, the user may become more involved with the project, manually creating sheep (video files of animated fractal flames) for upload to the server. As the screensaver entertains the user, their computer is also used for rendering commercial projects, sales of which keep the servers and developers running. There are about 500,000 active users (monthly uniques). According to Mitchell Whitelaw in his Metacreation: Art and Artificial Life, "On the screen they are luminous, twisting, elastic shapes, abstract tangles and loops of glowing filaments." The name "Electric Sheep" is taken from the title of Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. The title mirrors the nature of the project: computers (androids) who have started running the screensaver begin rendering (dreaming) the fractal movies (sheep). The sheep motif is carried over into other aspects of the project: the 100
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    1 votes
    112
    Opera

    Opera

    • License: Freeware
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    • Programming languages used: C++
    Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software with over 270 million users worldwide. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent, and reading web feeds. Opera is offered free of charge for personal computers and mobile phones. Opera is the most popular desktop browser in Belarus. Opera Mini, which is the most popular mobile web browser as of May 2011, has been chosen as the default integrated web browser in several mobile handsets by their respective manufacturers. Features include tabbed browsing, page zooming, mouse gestures, and an integrated download manager. Its security features include built-in phishing and malware protection and the ability to delete private data such as HTTP cookies. Opera has been noted for originating many features later adopted by other web browsers. Opera runs on a variety of personal computer operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD. Opera editions are available for devices using the Maemo, BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Android, and iOS
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    1 votes
    113
    WeeChat

    WeeChat

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Internet Relay Chat
    • Programming languages used: C
    WeeChat (Wee Enhanced Environment for Chat) is a console IRC client, which is designed to be light and fast. It is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License 3 and has been developed since 2003. GTK+ and Qt interfaces are planned for the future. Everything can be done with a keyboard. It is customizable and extensible with plugins and scripts. WeeChat supports IPv6, SSL and proxy connections to as many IRC servers as one wants. The screen can be split up to display multiple windows at the same time. WeeChat also provides incremental text search in buffers, aspell support for spell checking, a smart hotlist, scripting support for many languages (Perl, Python, Ruby, Lua, Tcl, Scheme with GNU Guile), FIFO pipes for remote control and support for multiple charsets. At first run, a default config file is created, simplifying use, and a configuration editor command is available. User-defined command aliases and single-key shortcuts can be created to reduce typing of long commands. WeeChat supports a wide variety of platforms and operating systems, including Linux, BSD derivatives (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD), Mac OS X, Debian GNU/Hurd / Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, HP-UX, Solaris,
    9.00
    1 votes
    114
    Shibboleth

    Shibboleth

    • License: Apache License
    • Software Genre: Identity and access management
    • Programming languages used: C++
    Shibboleth is a 'single-sign in', or logging-in system for computer networks and the internet. It allows people to sign in, using just one 'identity', to various systems run by 'federations' of different organizations or institutions. The federations are often universities or public service organizations. The Shibboleth Internet2 Middleware Initiative project has created an architecture and open-source implementation for Identity management and federated identity-based authentication and authorization (or Access control) infrastructure based on Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). Federated identity allows for information about users in one security domain to be provided to other organizations in a federation. This allows for cross-domain single sign-on and removes the need for content providers to maintain user names and passwords. Identity providers (IdPs) supply user information, while service providers (SPs) consume this information and give access to secure content. The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) has developed a video introduction to federated identity that references Shibboleth and covers many concepts central to its understanding. The Shibboleth project
    5.00
    5 votes
    115
    Kopete

    Kopete

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Instant messaging
    • Programming languages used: C++
    Kopete (ko-PEH-tEH) is a multi-protocol, free software instant messaging client released as part of the KDE Software Compilation. Although it can run in numerous environments, it was designed for and integrates with the KDE Plasma Workspaces. Kopete was started because ICQ blocked Licq from their network in 2001. According to the original author, Duncan Mac-Vicar Prett, the name comes from the Chilean Spanish word copete, meaning "a drink with your friends". Kopete has been nominated for multiple awards. The designated successor is KDE-Telepathy from the KDE RTCC Initiative. Kopete allows users to connect to the following protocols: By default, Kopete supports the following plugins (not all of which are currently functional): With third-party plugins, Kopete supports:
    6.67
    3 votes
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    Tux Paint

    Tux Paint

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Raster graphics editor
    • Programming languages used: C
    Tux Paint is a free and open source bitmap graphics editor (a program for creating and processing raster graphics) geared towards young children. The project was started in 2002 by Bill Kendrick who continues to maintain and improve it, with help from numerous volunteers. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License, and seen by many as a free software alternative to a similar proprietary educational software product, Kid Pix. Tux Paint was initially created for the Linux operating system, as there was no suitable drawing program for young children available for Linux at that time. It is written in the C programming language and uses various free and open source helper libraries, including the Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL), and has since been made available for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, BeOS and other platforms. (See the Tux Paint downloads page.) Tux Paint stands apart from typical graphics editing software (such as The GIMP or Photoshop) that it was designed to be usable by children as young as 3 years of age. The user interface is meant to be intuitive, and utilizes icons, audible feedback and textual hints to help explain how the software works. The brightly
    6.67
    3 votes
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    TurboTax

    TurboTax

    • License: Proprietary software
    • Software Genre: Computer software
    TurboTax is an American tax preparation software package developed by Intuit, Inc. It provides payment calculators and allows e-filing of estimated tax payments.
    5.75
    4 votes
    118
    Xterm

    Xterm

    • License: MIT License
    • Software Genre: Terminal emulator
    In computing, xterm is the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System. A user can have many different invocations of xterm running at once on the same display, each of which provides independent input/output for the process running in it (normally the process is a Unix shell). xterm originated prior to the X Window System. It was originally written as a stand-alone terminal emulator for the VAXStation 100 (VS100) by Mark Vandevoorde, a student of Jim Gettys, in the summer of 1984, when work on X started. It rapidly became clear that it would be more useful as part of X than as a standalone program, so it was retargeted to X. As Gettys tells the story, "part of why xterm's internals are so horrifying is that it was originally intended that a single process be able to drive multiple VS100 displays." After many years as part of the X reference implementation, around 1996 the main line of development then shifted to XFree86 (which itself forked from X11R6.3), and it is presently actively maintained by Thomas Dickey. Many xterm variants are also available. Most terminal emulators for X started as variations on xterm. As with most X applications, xterm can be customized via
    5.75
    4 votes
    119
    Adobe Bridge

    Adobe Bridge

    • License: Proprietary software
    • Software Genre: File manager
    Adobe Bridge is an organizational software application created and released by Adobe Systems as a part of the Adobe Creative Suite, beginning with CS2. Its primary purpose is to link the parts of the Creative Suite togetherusing an interface similar to the file browser found in previous versions of Adobe Photoshop. It is accessible from all other components of the Creative Suite (except for the standalone version of Adobe Acrobat 8). Adobe Bridge is also included with the stand-alone Photoshop application, and can perform certain Photoshop processing functions separately (and simultaneously). Bridge has many functions such as batch rename and other utilities to help with organization, and supports editing of digital images in Camera Raw format. Organizational features include assigning colored labels or star ratings to images, the ability to edit the XMP and IPTC Information Interchange Model metadata embedded within an image file, and the ability to work with different versions and alternates of a file that is part of an Adobe Version Cue project. Image files can be shown in different sized thumbnails, slide shows or lists. Each folder, which can be bookmarked, has a cache file
    7.50
    2 votes
    120
    Java

    Java

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Platform
    Java is a set of several computer software products and specifications from Sun Microsystems (which has since merged with Oracle Corporation), that together provide a system for developing application software and deploying it in a cross-platform computing environment. Java is used in a wide variety of computing platforms from embedded devices and mobile phones on the low end, to enterprise servers and supercomputers on the high end. While less common on desktop computers, Java applets are sometimes used to provide improved and secure functions while browsing the World Wide Web. Writing in the Java programming language is the primary way to produce code that will be deployed as Java bytecode. There are, however, bytecode compilers available for other languages such as Ada, JavaScript, Python, and Ruby. Several new languages have been designed to run natively on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), such as Scala, Clojure and Groovy. Java syntax borrows heavily from C and C++, but object-oriented features are modeled after Smalltalk and Objective-C. Java eliminates certain low-level constructs such as pointers and has a very simple memory model where every object is allocated on the heap
    7.50
    2 votes
    121
    KOffice

    KOffice

    • License: GNU Lesser General Public License
    • Software Genre: Office suite
    • Programming languages used: C++
    KOffice is a free open source office suite which is available for FreeBSD, Linux, OS X, and Windows. It contains a word processor (KWord), a spreadsheet application (KCells), a vector graphics-based drawing tool KOffice Artwork, and a presentation program (KOffice Showcase). In late 2010 most KOffice developers formed Calligra Suite that now contains a number of features present in KOffice 2.3 but not later versions. Initial work on KOffice development began in 1997, by Reginald Stadlbauer with KPresenter, followed by KWord in 1998. In 1999, KOffice was cited in testimony in the United States v. Microsoft anti-trust trial by then-Microsoft executive Paul Maritz as evidence of competition in the operating system and office suite arena. The first official release of the KOffice suite was on October 23, 2000 when it was released as part of K Desktop Environment 2.0. Versions 1.1 followed in 2001, 1.2 in 2002, 1.3 in 2004, 1.4 in 2005, and 1.5 and 1.6 both in 2006. KOffice has undergone a major transition in recent years as part of the release of KDE Software Compilation 4 (SC4). Coinciding with the work on SC4, the KOffice team prepared a major new release – KOffice 2.0 – which used
    7.50
    2 votes
    122
    Oddmuse

    Oddmuse

    • Software Genre: Wiki software
    • Programming languages used: Perl
    Oddmuse is a wiki engine. It is free software, licensed under the GNU General Public License. Oddmuse is based on UseModWiki version 0.92, and many patches published on the UseMod site. The programs have diverged since the fork. The creator and main developer of Oddmuse is Alex Schröder. The core wiki engine consists of a single Perl script, which is intended to be kept shorter than 4,000 lines. More features can be added with modules (extensions). Pages in an Oddmuse wiki are stored in a flat file database, i.e. ordinary files. The structure was chosen to simplify the Oddmuse architecture. Oddmuse aims to have all the features required to run multilingual sites. It has Unicode support out-of-the-box. A module allows users to specify the language of paragraphs, and to see only the text written in the languages they understand. Also language tags are supported. There is an ongoing effort to translate Oddmuse documentation into multiple languages. Oddmuse also functions as a content management system, with modules for calendar, comment pages and blogs. The markup of Oddmuse wiki resembles UseMod markup. Some features can be turned off, and others added with a few modules like LaTeX
    7.50
    2 votes
    123
    Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material

    Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material

    "The Robert B. Honeyman Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material is one of the premier pictorial collections of The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. The collection, containing over 2300 items, includes original paintings, drawings, prints, sketchbooks, lettersheets, and other pictorial materials, with emphasis on early California and the Gold Rush period. With the completion of the The Robert B. Honeyman Jr. Collection Digital Archive project on November 1, 1998, the collection is now available online as part of the California Heritage Collection. The California Heritage Collection, an online archive of over 30,000 images illustrating California's history and culture from the collections of The Bancroft Library, resides within the Online Archive of California, a union database of finding aids, or guides, to archival collections at more than 30 institutions from within the state of California. The Robert B. Honeyman Jr. Collection Digital Archive project is also a participant in Museums and the Online Archive of California project; a consortium of museum and special collections seeking to provide standardized access to collections held by archives, museums, and libraries throughout the state of California."Source: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/honeyman.html
    7.50
    2 votes
    124
    XMMS2

    XMMS2

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Audio player
    • Programming languages used: C
    XMMS2 (X-platform Music Multiplexing System 2) is a new generation of the XMMS audio player. It is a new design, written from scratch, separate from the XMMS codebase. While Peter Alm, one of the original authors of XMMS, was responsible for the initial design and coding of XMMS2 (late 2002 to early 2003), he has since passed on the responsibility of furthering the project to Tobias Rundström and Anders Gustafsson. XMMS2 borrows concepts from XMMS-era music players, such as playback control, a playlist, plugins, user-configurable GUI, and adds features such as a media library and a client–server design. Like XMMS, XMMS2 has a plugin architecture; a type of modular architecture where certain functions are delegated to loadable libraries which provide particular functions at run-time. XMMS recognised five different types of plugins: XMMS2 also recognises five types of plugins, but they perform rather different functions: Unlike XMMS2, XMMS had no library where it stored information about a user's media collection. The only media resources XMMS knew about were its playlist. Around 2000 players like Winamp and SoundJam MP began implementing simple database features that allow the
    7.50
    2 votes
    125
    Adobe Audition

    Adobe Audition

    • License: Proprietary software
    Adobe Audition (formerly Cool Edit Pro) is a digital audio workstation from Adobe Systems featuring both a multitrack, non-destructive mix/edit environment and a destructive-approach waveform editing view. Syntrillium Software was founded in the early 1990s by Robert Ellison and David Johnston, both former Microsoft employees. Originally developed by Syntrillium as Cool Edit, the program was distributed as crippleware. The full version was useful and flexible, particularly for its time. Syntrillium later released Cool Edit Pro, which added the capability to work with multiple tracks, as well as other features. Audio processing, however, was done in a destructive manner (at the time, most computers were not powerful enough in terms of processor performance and memory capacity to perform non-destructive operations in real time). Cool Edit Pro v2 added support for real-time non-destructive processing, and v2.1 added support for surround sound mixing and unlimited simultaneous tracks (up to the limit imposed by the actual computer hardware). Cool Edit also included plugins such as noise reduction and FFT equalization. Adobe purchased the latest, non-shareware version (Cool Edit Pro
    6.33
    3 votes
    126
    Adobe Lightroom

    Adobe Lightroom

    • License: Proprietary software
    • Software Genre: Photography
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a photography software program developed by Adobe Systems for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows, designed to assist users in managing large quantities of digital images and doing post production work. Lightroom combines photo management and editing in one interface. It is not a file browser like Adobe Bridge, but rather an image management application database which helps in viewing, editing, and managing digital photos. Lightroom's closest competitor is Apple's Aperture program which similarly provides photo management and Non Destructive Editing capabilities. In 2002, veteran Photoshop developer Mark Hamburg began a new project, code-named "Shadowland". Hamburg reached out to Andrei Herasimchuk, former interface designer for the Adobe Creative Suite, to get the project off the ground. The new project was a deliberate departure from many of Adobe's established conventions. 40% of Photoshop Lightroom is written using the Lua scripting language. After a few years of research by Hamburg, Herasimchuk, Sandy Alves, the former interface designer on the Photoshop team, and Grace Kim, a product researcher at Adobe, the Shadowland project got momentum around
    6.33
    3 votes
    127
    Azureus

    Azureus

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: BitTorrent client
    • Programming languages used: Java
    Vuze (formerly Azureus) is a BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol. Vuze is written in Java, and uses the Azureus Engine. In addition to bittorrenting, Vuze allows users to view, publish and share original DVD and HD quality video content. Content is presented through channels and categories containing TV shows, music videos, movies, video games and others. Additionally, if users prefer to publish their original content, they may monetize it. Vuze was first released as Azureus in June 2003 at SourceForge.net, mostly to experiment with the Standard Widget Toolkit from Eclipse. It is now one of the most popular BitTorrent clients. The Azureus engine is released under the GNU General Public License, and is free software. However, parts of the recently added Vuze platform carry more restricted licensing terms, and it is no longer possible to install the Azureus engine using the latest installer without first accepting the Vuze license. Vuze supports the following Vuze Platform specific features: Vuze/Azureus also supports the following cross-interface features: Since version 3.0, Vuze starts with the main Vuze interface, designed to promote Vuze content.
    6.33
    3 votes
    128
    Daisy

    Daisy

    • License: Apache License
    • Software Genre: Content management system
    Daisy is a Java/XML open-source content management system based on the Apache Cocoon content management framework. Today, Daisy is in use at major corporations for intranet knowledge bases, product and/or project documentation, and management of content-rich websites. The content is stored in so-called Daisy documents. These documents are managed by the Daisy Repository Server. Documents consist of parts. Parts can be anything from required blocks of text to specified fields with restricted content. By creating specific document types, different types of information can be handled differently. Simple documents just hold text and hyperlinks. By including a query in a document it is easy to create documents that aggregate other documents. Each document can have multiple variants. A variant can be a version or a translated document (language variant). Variants can be used to mark specific versions, e.g. all documents referring to version XYZ of the software described. Editing of Daisy documents is supported with a WYSIWYG Wiki-like editing environment. Site navigation trees can be made more dynamic using queries generating navigation hierarchies. Daisy is hierarchy-free and has a
    6.33
    3 votes
    129
    Foresight Linux

    Foresight Linux

    • Software Genre: Operating system
    Foresight Linux is an operating system comprising free and proprietary software with the stated goal of showcasing the latest in Linux desktop technologies. Foresight is developed by the Foresight community and follows a rolling release cycle, instead of a time based release schedule. Foresight was created by Ken VanDine as a Linux distribution to showcase the most current releases of GNOME while working on the GNOME Marketing team. Since then it has undergone change through generally minor revisions (via rolling release). This is in contrast to the system of major changes with each version number employed by many other distributions. However, there have been occasional major changes, most notably the transition from Foresight 1.x to Foresight 2. Along the way several original deficiencies have been cured as well, among them the lack of 64 bit support, which was introduced in Foresight 2, and the lack of a graphical package manager, which was filled by PackageKit. After the release of Foresight 2, the developers held a packaging contest within the community in order to boost the number of applications available for the new release, either by porting them from Foresight 1, or
    6.33
    3 votes
    130
    History of a Day

    History of a Day

    • Programming languages used: mjt
    This app was rewritten in javascript and is now at wiggleback.com  See what happened on a given day over a number of years. Shows images and additional types for each topic.  Results display in a table which can be sorted by year, topic name, property name, or domain. Each year is queried for topics that have a property with a specified date. You can restrict results to a single domain, type, property, or specified a range of years.Future features include:history of a year
    prettification
    6.33
    3 votes
    131
    Internet Explorer

    Internet Explorer

    • License: Proprietary
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    Internet Explorer (formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer and Windows Internet Explorer, commonly abbreviated IE or MSIE) is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year. Later versions were available as free downloads, or in service packs, and included in the OEM service releases of Windows 95 and later versions of Windows. Internet Explorer is one of the most widely used web browsers, attaining a peak of about 95% usage share during 2002 and 2003. Its usage share has since declined with the launch of Safari (2003), Firefox (2004), and Google Chrome (2008), each of which now have significant market share. Estimates for Internet Explorer's overall market share range from 16.7% to 32.31%, as of May 2012 (browser market share is notoriously difficult to calculate). Microsoft spent over US$100 million per year on Internet Explorer in the late 1990s, with over 1000 people working on it by 1999. Since its first release, Microsoft has added features and technologies such as basic table display (in version
    6.33
    3 votes
    132
    PostgreSQL

    PostgreSQL

    • License: PostgreSQL Licence
    • Software Genre: Database management system
    • Programming languages used: C
    PostgreSQL, often simply Postgres, is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) available for many platforms including Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It is released under the PostgreSQL License, which is an MIT-style license, and is thus free and open source software. PostgreSQL is developed by the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, consisting of a handful of volunteers employed and supervised by companies such as Red Hat and EnterpriseDB. It implements the majority of the SQL:2008 standard, is ACID-compliant, is fully transactional (including all DDL statements), has extensible data types, operators, index methods, functions, aggregates, procedural languages, and has a large number of extensions written by third parties. The vast majority of Linux distributions have PostgreSQL available in supplied packages. Mac OS X, starting with Lion, has PostgreSQL server as its standard default database in the server edition, and PostgreSQL client tools in the desktop edition. The mixed-capitalization of the PostgreSQL name can confuse some people on first viewing. The several pronunciations of "SQL" can add to this confusion. PostgreSQL's developers
    6.33
    3 votes
    133
    Xmonad

    Xmonad

    • License: BSD Licenses
    • Software Genre: Window manager
    xmonad is a tiling window manager for the X Window System, written in the functional programming language Haskell. Begun in March 2007, it is similar to dwm, larswm, StumpWM and other members of the tiling window manager family in that it arranges windows in a nonoverlapping pattern and strives to make it possible for the user to productively manage windows without the use of the mouse. xmonad is packaged and distributed on a wide range of Unix-like operating systems, such as Arch Linux, Debian, Fedora Linux, FreeBSD, Gentoo, Mac OS X, NetBSD, NixOS, OpenBSD, Source Mage, and Ubuntu. While originally a clone of dwm (derivative in areas such as default keybindings), xmonad now supports features not available to dwm users such as per-workspace layout, tiling reflection, state preservation, layout mirroring, GNOME support and per-screen status bars; it can be customised by modifying an external configuration file and 'reloaded' while running. xmonad features have begun to influence other tiling window managers - dwm has borrowed "urgency hooks" from xmonad, has also included Xinerama support (for multihead displays) with release 4.8, and patches exist to reimplement xmonad's Fibonacci
    6.33
    3 votes
    134
    F-Spot

    F-Spot

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Image organizer
    • Programming languages used: C#
    F-Spot is an image organizer, designed to provide personal photo management for the GNOME desktop environment. The name is a play on the words F-Stop and G-Spot. F-Spot aims to have an interface that is simple to use, yet still supports advanced features such as tagging images and displaying and exporting Exif and XMP metadata. All major photographic image formats are supported, including JPEG, PNG, TIFF, DNG and several vendor-specific RAW formats (CR2, PEF, ORF, SRF, CRW, MRW and RAF). Other supported file types are GIF, SVG and PPM. As of 2008, the RAW formats were not editable with F-Spot. However, newer releases of F-Spot have the DevelopInUFRaw extension, which calls on UFRaw for the conversion work, and then re-imports the resulting JPEG back into F-Spot as a new version of the original RAW. Photos can be imported directly from the camera. The driver support is provided by libgphoto2. The GNOME desktop environment can also optionally detect if a camera or a memory card has been attached, and import images to F-Spot automatically. Basic functions such as crop and rotate available alongside more advanced features such as red-eye removal and versioning. The rotate function
    8.00
    1 votes
    135
    GNU Mailman

    GNU Mailman

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Programming languages used: Python
    GNU Mailman is a computer software application from the GNU Project for managing electronic mailing lists. Mailman is coded primarily in Python and currently maintained by Barry Warsaw. Mailman is free software, distributed under the GNU General Public License. A very early version of Mailman was written by John Viega while a graduate student, who then lost his copy of the source in a hard drive crash sometime around 1998. Ken Manheimer at CNRI, who was looking for a replacement for Majordomo, then took over development. When Manheimer left CNRI, Barry Warsaw took over. Version 3 has been under development since 2009, with a second beta released in 2012. Mailman runs on GNU/Linux and most Unix-like systems, and requires Python 2.1.3 or newer. It works with Unix style mail servers such as Postfix, Sendmail and qmail. Features include:
    8.00
    1 votes
    136
    Kernel

    Kernel

    In computing, the kernel is the main component of most computer operating systems; it is a bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level. The kernel's responsibilities include managing the system's resources (the communication between hardware and software components). Usually, as a basic component of an operating system, a kernel can provide the lowest-level abstraction layer for the resources (especially processors and I/O devices) that application software must control to perform its function. It typically makes these facilities available to application processes through inter-process communication mechanisms and system calls. Operating system tasks are done differently by different kernels, depending on their design and implementation. While monolithic kernels execute all the operating system code in the same address space to increase the performance of the system, microkernels run most of the operating system services in user space as servers, aiming to improve maintainability and modularity of the operating system. A range of possibilities exists between these two extremes. The kernel's primary function is to manage the computer's
    8.00
    1 votes
    137
    KTorrent

    KTorrent

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: BitTorrent client
    • Programming languages used: C++
    KTorrent is a BitTorrent client by KDE. KTorrent features include:
    8.00
    1 votes
    138
    MediaWiki

    MediaWiki

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Wiki software
    • Programming languages used: PHP
    MediaWiki is a free web-based wiki software application. Developed by the Wikimedia Foundation and others, it is used to run all of the Foundation’s projects, including Wikipedia, Wiktionary and Wikinews. Numerous other wikis around the world also use it to power their websites. It is written in the PHP programming language and uses a backend database. The software's code is structured functionally. The first version of the software was deployed to serve the needs of the free content Wikipedia encyclopedia in 2002. It has been deployed since then by many companies as a content management system for internal knowledge management. Notably, Novell uses it to operate several of its high-traffic websites. Thousands of websites use MediaWiki. Some educators have also assigned students to use MediaWiki for collaborative group projects. The software is optimized to correctly and efficiently handle projects of all sizes, including the largest wikis, which can have terabytes of content and hundreds of thousands of hits per second. Because Wikipedia is one of the world's largest websites, achieving scalability through multiple layers of caching and database replication has also been a major
    8.00
    1 votes
    139
    PmWiki

    PmWiki

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Wiki software
    • Programming languages used: PHP
    PmWiki is wiki software written by Patrick R. Michaud in the PHP programming language. It is free software, licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. PmWiki is designed to be easy to install and customize as an engine for creating professional web sites with one to any number of content authors. The software focuses on ease-of-use, so people with little IT or wiki experience will be able to put it to use. The software is also designed to be extensible and customizable. The PmWiki wiki markup shares similarities with MediaWiki (used by Wikipedia). The PmWiki markup engine is highly customizable, allowing adding, modifying or disabling markup rules, and it can support other markup languages. As an example, the Creole specifications can be enabled. PmWiki uses regular files to store content. Each page of the wiki is stored in its own file on the web server. Pages are stored in ASCII format and may be edited directly by the wiki administrator. According to the author, "For the standard operations (view, edit, page revisions), holding the information in flat files is clearly faster than accessing them in a database..." PmWiki is designed to be able to store and
    8.00
    1 votes
    140
    SlipKnot

    SlipKnot

    • License: Software license agreement
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    SlipKnot was one of the earliest World Wide Web browsers, available to Microsoft Windows users between November 1994 and January 1998. It was created by Peter Brooks of MicroMind, Inc. to provide a fully graphical view of the web for users without a SLIP or other TCP/IP connection to the net, hence the name - SLIP...not. SlipKnot provided a graphical web experience through what would otherwise be a text-only Unix shell account. SlipKnot version 1.0 was released on November 22, 1994, approximately 3 weeks before Netscape's Netscape Navigator version 1.0 came out. It was designed to serve a significant fraction of PC/Windows-based Internet users who could not use Mosaic or Netscape at that time. (Internet Explorer was released in the following year after SlipKnot, in August 1995.) In 1994 and 1995, the majority of home PC users who were interested in accessing the World Wide Web had to do so using terminal-based software. These users usually had dial-up shell accounts with their employers' Unix machines or with commercial UNIX ISPs (e.g. Netcom). They would run a terminal emulator program on their PCs, temporarily turning the machines into black screen terminals, dial into the Unix
    8.00
    1 votes
    141
    Tellico

    Tellico

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Database
    • Programming languages used: C++
    Tellico is a KDE application for organizing various collections. It provides default templates for books, bibliographies, videos, music, video games, coins, stamps, trading cards, comic books, and wines.
    8.00
    1 votes
    142
    Visual C++

    Visual C++

    • Software Genre: Integrated development environment
    Microsoft Visual C++ (often abbreviated as MSVC or VC++) is a commercial (free version available), integrated development environment (IDE) product from Microsoft for the C, C++, and C++/CLI programming languages. It has tools for developing and debugging C++ code, especially code written for the Microsoft Windows API, the DirectX API, and the Microsoft .NET Framework. The predecessor to Visual C++ was called Microsoft C/C++. There was also a Microsoft QuickC 2.5 and a Microsoft QuickC for Windows 1.0. Visual Studio 2005 Standard and Professional editions have x86-64 compiler support, and Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite supports both x86-64 and IA-64. Prior to Visual C++ 2005, the Platform SDK was the only way for programmers to develop 64-bit Windows applications. The SDK included both a compiler and a Visual C++ 6.0 library for the IA64-target. Programmers who wanted the 64-bit versions of the Visual C++ .NET 2003 libraries (which are no longer available) had to contact Microsoft through a certain e-mail address. There are six current versions of Visual C++ available: Visual C++ is included in Visual Studio. Visual C++ ships with different versions of C Runtime libraries. This
    8.00
    1 votes
    143
    VMware Fusion

    VMware Fusion

    • License: Commercial License
    VMware Fusion is a software hypervisor developed by VMware for Macintosh computers with Intel processors. Fusion allows Intel-based Macs to run operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, NetWare or Solaris on virtual machines, along with their Mac OS X operating system using a combination of paravirtualization, hardware virtualization and dynamic recompilation. Fusion, made possible by the Apple–Intel transition, marked VMware's first entry into Macintosh-based x86-virtualization. Fusion utilizes Intel VT present in the Intel Core microarchitecture platform. Much of the underlying technology in Fusion is inherited from other VMware products, such as VMware Workstation, allowing Fusion to offer features such as 64-bit and SMP support from the first beta version onward. Fusion 1.0 was released on August 6, 2007, exactly one year after being announced. Unity view creates a seamless desktop environment between Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X applications. It optionally hides Windows' start menu and taskbar and runs the Windows applications directly from the dock in OS X. Further, users can drag and drop files between Windows and the Mac, and use familiar Mac keyboard shortcuts
    8.00
    1 votes
    144
    WinSCP

    WinSCP

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: File Transfer Protocol
    • Programming languages used: C++
    WinSCP (Windows Secure CoPy) is a free and open source SFTP, SCP, and FTP client for Microsoft Windows. Its main function is secure file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers basic file manager and file synchronization functionality. For secure transfers, it uses Secure Shell (SSH) and supports the SCP protocol in addition to SFTP. It received 5 out of 5 stars for CNET editors' rating, and is ranked #2 in popularity for FTP software. Development of WinSCP started around May 2000 and continues. Originally it was hosted by the University of Economics in Prague, where its author worked at the time. Since July 16, 2003 it is licensed under the GNU GPL and hosted on SourceForge.net. WinSCP is based on the implementation of the SSH protocol from PuTTY and FTP protocol from FileZilla. It is also available as a plugin for two file managers, FAR and Altap Salamander. WinSCP can act as a remote editor. When the user clicks on a (text) file in the remote file manager, it transfers the file to the local machine and opens it in the integrated editor, where Windows users can feel very much at home. Alternatively, the user may choose local editors based on
    8.00
    1 votes
    145
    Flock

    Flock

    • License: GNU Lesser General Public License
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    • Programming languages used: C++
    Flock was a web browser that specialized in providing social networking and Web 2.0 facilities built into its user interface. Earlier versions of Flock used the Gecko HTML rendering engine by Mozilla. Version 2.6.2, released in July 2010, was the last version based on Mozilla Firefox. Starting with version 3, Flock was based on Chromium and so used the WebKit rendering engine. Flock was available as a free download, and supported Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X platforms (previously also Linux). Support for Flock was discontinued in April 2011. A year later in April 2012 the old Flock website was back and carried a vague indication that the project might be resurrected, inviting readers to add themselves to a mailing list to receive future news. Flock was the successor to Round Two, who raised money from Bessemer Venture Partners, Catamount Ventures, Shasta Ventures and other angel investors. Bart Decrem and Geoffrey Arone co-founded the company. Flock raised $15 million in a fourth round of funding led by Fidelity Ventures on May 22, 2008, for an estimated total of $30 million, according to CNET. The company's previous investors, Bessemer Venture Partners, Catamount Ventures, and
    5.25
    4 votes
    146
    AbiWord

    AbiWord

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Word processor
    • Programming languages used: C++
    AbiWord is a free and open source software word processor. The name "AbiWord" (pronounced [æbiː], like the name, "Abby" + [wərd]) is derived from the root of the Spanish word "abierto", meaning "open". Abiword was originally started by SourceGear Corporation as the first part of a proposed AbiSuite but was adopted by open source developers after SourceGear changed its business focus and ceased development. It now runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows, ReactOS, Solaris, AmigaOS 4.0 (through its Cygnix X11 engine), MeeGo (on the Nokia N9 smartphone), and other operating systems. The Mac OS X port has remained on version 2.4 since 2005, although the current version does run non-natively on Mac OS X through X11.app. AbiWord is part of the AbiSource project which develops a number of office-related technologies. AbiWord supports both basic word processing features such as lists, indents and character formats, and more sophisticated features including tables, styles, page headers and footers, footnotes, templates, multiple views, page columns, spell checking, and grammar checking. Starting with version 2.8.0, AbiWord includes a collaboration plugin that allows integration with AbiCollab.net,
    7.00
    2 votes
    147
    Adium

    Adium

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Instant messaging
    • Programming languages used: Objective-C
    Adium is a free and open source instant messaging client for Mac OS X that supports multiple IM networks, including Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, AIM, ICQ and XMPP. It is written using Mac OS X's Cocoa API, and it is released under the GNU General Public License and many other licenses for components that are distributed with Adium. Adium was created by college student Adam Iser, and the first version, "Adium 1.0", was released in September 2001 and supported only AIM. The version numbers of Adium since then have followed a somewhat unusual pattern. There were several upgrades to Adium 1.0, ending with Adium 1.6.2c. At this point, the Adium team began a complete rewrite of the Adium code, expanding it into a multiprotocol messaging program. Pidgin's (formerly "Gaim") libpurple (then called "libgaim") library was implemented to add support for IM protocols other than AIM – since then, the Adium team mostly works on the GUI. The Adium team originally intended to release these changes as "Adium 2.0". However, Adium was eventually renamed to "Adium X" and released at version 0.50, being considered "halfway to a 1.0 product". Adium X 0.88 was the first version
    7.00
    2 votes
    148
    Amaya

    Amaya

    • License: W3C Software Notice and License
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    • Programming languages used: C
    Amaya (formerly Amaya World) is a free and open source WYSIWYG web authoring tool with browsing abilities. It was created by a structured editor project at the INRIA, a French national research institution, and later adopted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as their testbed for web standards; a role it took over from the Arena web browser. Amaya has relatively low system requirements compared with other modern web browsers, so is sometimes considered a "lightweight" browser. Ramzi Guetari joined the team in October 1996. Daniel Veillard was responsible for the integration of CSS in Amaya and maintained the Linux version. In addition, it runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows, so regardless which OS you are using, you will be able to use Amaya´s web editor for your coding project. Amaya is a direct descendant of the Grif WYSIWYG SGML editor created by Vincent Quint and Irène Vatton at INRIA in the early 1980s, and of the HTML editor Symposia, itself based on Grif, both developed and sold by French software company Grif SA. Originally designed as a structured text editor (predating SGML) and later as an HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) editor, it was then expanded to include
    7.00
    2 votes
    149
    Arch Linux

    Arch Linux

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Operating system
    Arch Linux (or Arch /ˈɑrtʃ/) is a Linux-based operating system for i686 and x86-64 computers. It is composed predominantly of free and open source software, and supports community involvement. The design approach of the development team focuses on simplicity from a developer's standpoint rather than a user's standpoint, elegance, code correctness, and minimalism. A package manager written specifically for Arch Linux, pacman, is used to install, remove and update software packages. Arch Linux uses a rolling release model, such that a regular system update is all that is needed to obtain the latest Arch software; the installation images released by the Arch team are simply up to date snapshots of the main system components. Inspired by CRUX, another minimalist distribution, Judd Vinet started Arch Linux in March 2002. Vinet led the project until 1 October 2007, when he stepped down due to lack of time, transferring control of the project to Aaron Griffin. Arch is largely based around binary packages. Packages are targeted for i686 and x86-64 microprocessors to assist performance on modern hardware. A ports/ebuild-like system is also provided for automated source compilation, known as
    7.00
    2 votes
    150
    DVArchive

    DVArchive

    • Software Genre: Video transcoding
    • Programming languages used: Java
    DVArchive is a program which allows users of the ReplayTV Personal Video Recorder (PVR) to stream shows recorded on networked ReplayTVs to their PC for archiving and/or viewing. It can also stream archived video from the PC back to a ReplayTV to be watched there, allowing the PC to act as an expandable video library. DVArchive appears on the network as just another ReplayTV PVR. DVArchive is a Java program and works on a variety of platforms including Windows 98/2000/XP, Mac OS X and Linux. DVArchive is freely distributed for non-commercial use. The current version is 3.2, released 7/12/2006. DVArchive 3.2 requires Java 1.4.2 or higher. DVArchive stores TV programs on the PC in the same slightly non-standard MPEG2 format used by the ReplayTV PVR. Users may wish to edit these files and burn them onto video DVDs. Fortunately the Replay MPEG2 format is understood by a number of widely used MPEG editors, including MPEG Streamclip, a free graphical editor which runs on both Windows-PCs and Macs. MPEG Streamclip can quickly cut and paste segments of video without re-encoding and save the edited file as a standard-format MPEG2 file, or transcode it into another video format. The
    7.00
    2 votes
    151
    Epiphany

    Epiphany

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    • Programming languages used: C
    Web (originally called Epiphany from 2003 to 2012) is a free web browser for the GNOME desktop environment. The browser was forked from Galeon after developers' disagreements about Galeon's growing complexity. Since then Web has been developed as part of the GNOME project and uses most of GNOME's technology and settings when applicable. As required by the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines (HIG), Web maintains the clean and simple graphical user interface with only a required minimum number of features exposed to users by default; however, the browser's functionality and configurability can be extended with official and third-party extensions. Instead of developing a custom web browser engine Epiphany originally used the Gecko layout engine until version 2.28 and WebKitGTK+ starting with version 2.20. This approach allows the relatively small developer community to maintain a sufficient level of modern web standards support. The features of Web include reuse of GNOME configuration settings, smart bookmarks and web application integration into user desktop. Web extensions add support for ad filtering, Greasemonkey user scripts support and other smaller, yet useful, options. Web's
    7.00
    2 votes
    152
    Freebase Suggest

    Freebase Suggest

    • License: BSD3 License
    • Software Genre: JQuery Plugin
    • Programming languages used: JavaScript
    This jQuery plugin is used to implement the search box and reconcile user input on edits at Freebase.com. It is now being opened to the community so that any developer can reconcile user input against topics in Freebase.
    7.00
    2 votes
    153
    GnuCash

    GnuCash

    • Software Genre: Accounting software
    GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports.
    7.00
    2 votes
    154
    Gnus

    Gnus

    • Software Genre: E-mail client
    Gnus ( /ɡᵊˈnuːz/), or Gnus Network User Services, is a message reader running under GNU Emacs and XEmacs. It supports reading and composing both e-mail and news and can also act as an RSS reader, web processor, and directory browser for both local and remote filesystems. Gnus blurs the distinction between news and e-mail, treating them both as "articles" that come from different sources. News articles are kept separate by group, and e-mail can be split into arbitrary groups, similar to folders in other mail readers. In addition, Gnus is able to use a number of web-based sources as inputs for its groups. Note that, as with GNU, the g in Gnus is always pronounced. Some Gnus features: Some people say there is no feature (or something similar) in any MUA Gnus doesn't have – or if there isn't one ready, it can be done "easily" with few lines of emacs lisp. To quote the Gnus Manual: Note that the composition of HTML email messages (as users of more WYSIWYG editors may be used to) is not included by default, as this is not counted as a "feature" by Gnus' traditional user base. Gnus is a rewrite of GNUS, which ceased to be developed in 1992, by Masanobu Umeda. In autumn 1994, Lars Magne
    7.00
    2 votes
    155
    Lotus Notes

    Lotus Notes

    • License: Proprietary software
    • Software Genre: Collaborative software
    • Programming languages used: Java
    IBM Lotus Notes is the client of a collaborative client-server platform. IBM Lotus Domino is the application server. Lotus Notes provides integrated collaboration functionality, including email, calendaring, contacts management, to do tracking, instant messaging, an office productivity suite (IBM Lotus Symphony), and access to other Lotus Domino applications and databases. Lotus Notes can also be integrated with additional collaboration capabilities including voice and video conferencing, online meetings, discussions, forums, blogs, file sharing, microblogs, and user directories. In addition to these standard applications the organization may use the IBM Lotus Domino Designer development environment and other tools to develop additional integrated applications such as request approval / workflow and document management. Lotus Notes was originally created by Lotus Development Corp. in 1989. In 1995 Lotus was acquired by IBM and became known as the Lotus Development division of IBM and is now part of the IBM Software and Systems Group. IBM describes the software as "an easy-to-use, single point of access to everything you need to get your work done quickly, including business
    7.00
    2 votes
    156
    OpenOffice.org

    OpenOffice.org

    • License: GNU Lesser General Public License
    • Software Genre: Office suite
    • Programming languages used: C++
    Apache OpenOffice is an open-source office productivity software suite containing word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics, formula editor, and database management applications. It was formerly known as OpenOffice.org under Sun, then Oracle ownership. OpenOffice's default file format is the OpenDocument Format (ODF), an ISO/IEC standard. It can also handle other file formats including those from Microsoft Office. OpenOffice runs on several operating systems. As of June 2011, it supports over 120 languages. It is distributed under the Apache License. OpenOffice originated as StarOffice, a proprietary office suite developed by German company StarDivision. In August 1999, StarDivision was acquired by Sun Microsystems. On 19 July 2000, Sun Microsystems announced that it would make the source code of StarOffice available for download with the intention of building an open-source development community around the software and providing a free and open alternative to Microsoft Office. The new project was known as OpenOffice.org, and its website went live on 13 October 2000. Development of OpenOffice.org was sponsored primarily by Sun Microsystems, which used the code as the
    7.00
    2 votes
    157
    SeaMonkey

    SeaMonkey

    • License: Mozilla Public License
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    • Programming languages used: C++
    SeaMonkey is a free and open source cross-platform Internet suite. It is the continuation of the former Mozilla Application Suite, based on the same source code. Core Mozilla project source code is licensed under a disjunctive tri-license that gives the choice of one of the three following sets of licensing terms: Mozilla Public License, version 1.1 or later, GNU General Public License, version 2.0 or later, GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1 or later. The development of SeaMonkey is community-driven, in contrast to the Mozilla Application Suite, which until its last released version (1.7.13) was governed by the Mozilla Foundation. The new project-leading group is the SeaMonkey Council. SeaMonkey consists of a web browser (SeaMonkey Navigator), which is a descendant of the Netscape family, an e-mail and news client program (SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups, which shares code with Mozilla Thunderbird), an HTML editor (SeaMonkey Composer) and an IRC client (ChatZilla). The software suite supports skins. It comes with two skins in the default installation, Modern and Classic. Mail features includes support for multiple accounts, junk mail detection, message filters, HTML
    7.00
    2 votes
    158
    Subtext Weblog Software

    Subtext Weblog Software

    • Software Genre: Blog software
    Subtext is a blog publishing system written in C# on ASP.NET. All data is stored in a Microsoft SQL Server database. The latest release of Subtext is 2.5, released on June 6, 2010. It is distributed under the BSD License. Subtext was announced on May 4, 2005, but the first release (Subtext Nautilus Edition) wasn't announced until March 2, 2006. Subtext was founded as a fork of the BSD Licensed .Text blogging engine written by Scott Watermasysk. .Text went on to be packaged within the Telligent Community product (formerly known as Community Server by Telligent Systems. Subtext is the blog engine used by MySpace for its Chinese site. Subtext is hosted on Google Code and is led by Phil Haack .
    7.00
    2 votes
    159
    Bindows

    Bindows

    • License: Commercial License
    • Software Genre: Rich Internet application
    • Programming languages used: JavaScript
    Bindows is a JavaScript based Software Development Kit (SDK) for writing Rich Internet Applications. Bindows applications are defined by XML documents called ADF's (Application Description File). The framework implementation is entirely client-side, but a JSF server side implementation is marketed by the same vendor. In Thailand, there is an operation system called "Bindows XD" which is not to be confused with this software. It is a fake Windows XP released early 2004 still in use as of 2009. Some highlight features of the Bindows SDK are: It's been claimed that Bindows is probably the leading object-oriented platform for developing Ajax applications. While this might be true for implementations in large enterprises(91 of the Fortune-100 Companies, according to the website), many open-source AJAX frameworks are more widely spread. Bindows is the underlying client technology used in System 9
    6.00
    3 votes
    160
    Cygwin

    Cygwin

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Emulator
    Cygwin ( /ˈsɪɡwɪn/ SIG-win) is a Unix-like environment and command-line interface for Microsoft Windows. Cygwin provides native integration of Windows-based applications, data, and other system resources with applications, software tools, and data of the Unix-like environment. Thus it is possible to launch Windows applications from the Cygwin environment, as well as to use Cygwin tools and applications within the Windows operating context. Cygwin consists of two parts: a dynamic-link library (DLL) as an API compatibility layer providing a substantial part of the POSIX API functionality, and an extensive collection of software tools and applications that provide a Unix-like look and feel. Cygwin was originally developed by Cygnus Solutions, which was later acquired by Red Hat. It is free and open source software, released under the GNU General Public License version 3. Today it is maintained by employees of Red Hat, NetApp and many other volunteers. Cygwin consists of a library that implements the POSIX system call API in terms of Win32 system calls, a GNU development toolchain (including GCC and GDB) to allow software development, and a large number of application programs
    6.00
    3 votes
    161
    DocSyncer

    DocSyncer

    With DocSyncer, you can simply sync them all into your DocSyncer account and you'll be able to access all of them from one common location. When you install DocSyncer on your computer, it'll scan your computer for documents and upload them to your DocSyncer and Google Docs accounts. If you edit any of them, DocSyncer will detect this and sync the new versions into both your accounts, while retaining the old ones.
    6.00
    3 votes
    162
    6.00
    3 votes
    163
    KHTML

    KHTML

    • License: GNU Lesser General Public License
    • Software Genre: Layout engine
    • Programming languages used: C++
    KHTML is the HTML layout engine developed by the KDE project. It is the engine used by the Konqueror web browser. A forked version of KHTML called WebKit is used by several web browsers, among them Safari and Google Chrome. Distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License, KHTML is free software. Built on the KPart framework and written in C++, KHTML has relatively good support for Web standards. To render as many pages as possible, some extra abilities and quirks from Internet Explorer are also supported, even though those are non-standard. KHTML was preceded by an earlier engine called khtmlw or the KDE HTML Widget, developed by Torben Weis and Martin Jones, which implemented support for HTML 3.2, HTTP 1.0, and HTML frames, but not the W3C DOM, CSS, or scripting. KHTML came into existence on November 4, 1998, as a copy of the khtmlw library, with some slight refactoring and the addition of Unicode support and changes to support the move to Qt 2. Waldo Bastian was among those who did the work of creating that early version of KHTML. The real work on KHTML actually started between May and October 1999, with the realization that the choice facing the project was
    6.00
    3 votes
    164
    Microsoft Office

    Microsoft Office

    • License: Proprietary
    • Software Genre: Office suite
    • Programming languages used: C++
    Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, introduced by Microsoft on August 1, 1989. Initially a marketing term for a bundled set of applications, the first version of Office contained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Over the years, Office applications have grown substantially closer with shared features such as a common spell checker, OLE data integration and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications scripting language. Microsoft also positions Office as a development platform for line-of-business software under the Office Business Applications brand. Office is reported to now be used by over a billion people worldwide. The current versions are Office 2010 for Windows, released on June 15, 2010; and Office 2011 for Mac OS X, released October 26, 2010. The new Office 2013 (version 15 of the Office suite) is rumored to release around December 2012. Microsoft Word is a word processor and was previously considered the main program in Office. Its proprietary DOC format is considered a de facto standard, although Word 2007 can also use a new XML-based, Microsoft
    6.00
    3 votes
    165
    Netscape 8.1

    Netscape 8.1

    • Software Genre: Web browser
    Netscape 8.1 is the new browser from netscape. It is a rebirth of the once obsolete browser. It now supports windows XP and RSS feeds. It also has tabbed browsing and spyware/adaware protection.
    5.00
    4 votes
    166
    Linux kernel

    Linux kernel

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Operating system
    • Programming languages used: C
    The Linux kernel is the operating system kernel used by the Linux family of Unix-like operating systems. It is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software. The Linux kernel is released under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) (plus some firmware images with various non-free licenses), and is developed by contributors worldwide. Day-to-day development discussions take place on the Linux kernel mailing list. The Linux kernel was initially conceived and created by Finnish computer science student Linus Torvalds in 1991. Linux rapidly accumulated developers and users who adapted code from other free software projects for use with the new operating system. The Linux kernel has received contributions from thousands of programmers. Many Linux distributions have been released based upon the Linux kernel. In April 1991, Linus Torvalds, a 21-year-old student at the University of Helsinki, Finland started working on some simple ideas for an operating system. He started with a task switcher in Intel 80386 assembly language and a terminal driver. On 25 August 1991, Torvalds posted the following to comp.os.minix, a newsgroup on Usenet: After that, many
    5.67
    3 votes
    167
    Semantic MediaWiki

    Semantic MediaWiki

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Wiki
    • Programming languages used: PHP
    Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) is an extension to MediaWiki that allows for annotating semantic data within wiki pages, thus turning a wiki that incorporates the extension into a semantic wiki. Data that has been encoded can be used in semantic searches, used for aggregation of pages, displayed in formats like maps, calendars and graphs, and exported to the outside world via formats like RDF and CSV. Semantic MediaWiki was initially created by Markus Krötzsch, Denny Vrandečić and Max Völkel, and was first released in 2005. Its development was initially funded by the EU-funded FP6 project SEKT, and was later supported in part by Institute AIFB of the University of Karlsruhe (later renamed the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology). Krötzsch remains the lead developer as of 2011, while other core developers are Jeroen De Dauw and Yaron Koren. Every semantic annotation within SMW is a "property" connecting the page on which it resides to some other piece of data, either another page or a data value of some type, using triples of the form "subject, predicate, object". As an example, a page about Germany could have, encoded within it, the fact its capital city is Berlin. On the page "Germany",
    5.67
    3 votes
    168
    Vim

    Vim

    • License: Free software license
    • Software Genre: Text editor
    • Programming languages used: C
    Vim is a text editor written by Bram Moolenaar and first released publicly in 1991. Based on the vi editor common to Unix-like systems, Vim is designed for use both from a command line interface and as a standalone application in a graphical user interface. Vim is free and open source software and is released under a license that includes some charityware clauses, encouraging users who enjoy the software to consider donating to children in Uganda. The license is compatible with the GNU General Public License. Although Vim was originally released for the Amiga, Vim has since been developed to be cross-platform, supporting many other platforms. In 2006, it was voted the most popular editor amongst Linux Journal readers. Bram Moolenaar began working on Vim for the Amiga computer in 1988. Moolenaar first publicly released Vim (v1.14) in 1991. Vim was based on an earlier editor, Stevie, for the Atari ST, created by Tim Thompson, Tony Andrews and G.R. (Fred) Walter. The name "Vim" is an acronym for "Vi IMproved" because Vim is an extended version of the vi editor, with many additional features designed to be helpful in editing program source code. Originally, the acronym stood for "Vi
    5.67
    3 votes
    169
    Arbortext

    Arbortext

    Arbortext produces a family of dynamic publishing software solutions. These include XML-based authoring, content management, automated publishing, and information delivery technologies which enable creation, management, and delivery for various audiences and media. The company was founded in 1989 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As of July 19, 2005, Arbortext operates as part of Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) The first Arbortext Editor was released in 1991 under the name SGML Editor, making it one of the first SGML based editing tools. As the editor has been developed it has also been known as Adept Editor and Epic Editor. It is now known as simply Arbortext Editor. In 2004, Arbortext Inc. purchased the UK based Advent Publishing Systems, Ltd. Creators of the Advent 3B2 publishing software. The 3B2 product formed the basis of what is now known as the Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher. In July 2005 Arbortext, Inc. was acquired by Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) a publicly traded product fecycle management (PLM) company. In October 2006 PTC acquired the German ITEDO Software company for its IsoDraw and IsoView technical illustration products. These have since been integrated
    6.50
    2 votes
    170
    BearShare

    BearShare

    • License: Proprietary software
    • Software Genre: File sharing
    BearShare is a peer-to-peer file sharing application originally created by Free Peers, Inc. for Microsoft Windows, and now sold by MusicLab, LLC (iMesh). Bearshare was a Gnutella-based peer-to-peer file sharing application, with a support forum. It was launched on December 4, 2000. The original operators of Free Peers, Inc. were Vincent Falco and Louis Tatta. Following the June 27, 2005 United States Supreme Court decision on the MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd. case the BearShare support forums were closed. On May 4, 2006, Free Peers agreed to pay $30 million in a settlement with the RIAA and transfer all their BearShare-related assets to MusicLab, LLC. (an iMesh subsidiary). On August 17, 2006, MusicLab released BearShare v6, a new application unrelated to the original, which does not use the Gnutella protocol at all, but instead operates on the same network as the iMesh client. In August 2006, MusicLab released another version optimized for video download called BearFlix. The first release was version 1.2.1. On October 27, 2008, Bearshare v7 with iPod support was released. Version 10 for Windows is available for free.
    6.50
    2 votes
    171
    DokuWiki

    DokuWiki

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Wiki software
    DokuWiki is a wiki application aimed at small companies’ documentation needs. DokuWiki is licensed under GPL 2 and written in the PHP programming language. It works on plain text files and thus does not need a database. Its syntax is similar to the one used by MediaWiki. DokuWiki was created by Andreas Gohr in June 2004. In July the first official release was published on Freshmeat. A big step in the development was the re-design of the parser and the renderer in January 2005. The new design was a big performance improvement and made DokuWiki usable for bigger documentation projects. It also prepared DokuWiki for an introduction of a generic plugin interface which simplified the development and maintenance of add-ons. A push of the level of awareness was the introduction of DokuWiki in the Linux distributions Debian in April and Gentoo Linux in July 2005. Since 2005, it has achieved significant usage. Other features can be found on the feature list on the official web site.
    6.50
    2 votes
    172
    DOT language

    DOT language

    • Software Genre: Visualization
    DOT is a plain text graph description language. It is a simple way of describing graphs that both humans and computer programs can use. DOT graphs are typically files that end with the .gv (or .dot) extension. The .gv extension is preferred in cases where there could be confusion with the .dot file extension used by Microsoft Office 2003. Various programs can process DOT files. Some, like dot, neato, twopi, circo, fdp, and sfdp, will read a DOT file and render it in graphical form. Others, like gvpr, gc, accyclic, ccomps, sccmap, and tred, will read a DOT file and perform calculations on the represented graph. Finally, others, like GVedit, KGraphEditor, lefty, dotty, and grappa, provide an interactive interface. Most programs are part of the Graphviz package or using it internally. At its simplest, DOT can be used to describe an undirected graph. An undirected graph shows simple relations between objects, such as friendship between people. The graph keyword is used to begin a new graph, and nodes are described within curly braces. A double-hyphen (--) is used to show relations between the nodes. Similar to undirected graphs, DOT can describe directed graphs, such as flowcharts and
    6.50
    2 votes
    173
    FastStone Image Viewer

    FastStone Image Viewer

    • License: Proprietary
    • Software Genre: Image viewer
    • Programming languages used: Embarcadero Delphi
    FastStone Image Viewer is an image viewer and organizer for Microsoft Windows, provided free of charge for personal and educational use, as of version 3.6. Highlights: Other features include: The FastStone Image Viewer was first released in 2004 by FastStone Soft. Since then, a new stable version of the program has been released every few weeks to few months. Since version 3.1, a multilingual version has been available, supporting Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. This Windows program is provided in three forms: as a normal-install executable, a zip file of the same, or as a fully portable no-install zip file. According to FastStone, version 2.7 and all previous releases have been found to be using improperly licensed images and icons, and as a result, FastStone requested that version 2.7 and older copies of FastStone Image Viewer cease to be used, with all licenses updated to version 2.8 for both free and commercial versions. This announcement was made on their web site the same date that version 2.8 was posted.
    6.50
    2 votes
    174
    ITunes

    ITunes

    • License: Freeware
    • Software Genre: Music
    iTunes is a media player computer program used for playing, downloading, saving, and organizing digital music and video files on desktop or laptop personal computers. It can also manage contents on iPod, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices. iTunes can connect to the iTunes Store to purchase and download music, music videos, television shows, iPod games, audiobooks, podcasts, movies and movie rentals (not available in all countries), and ringtones (only available on iPhone and iPod Touch 4th Generation). It is also used to download application software from the App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. iTunes has been criticized for not being able to transfer music from one portable device to another. iTunes was introduced by Apple Inc. on January 9, 2001. The latest version, 10.7, is available as a free download for Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later, as well as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. In June 2010, Apple released a new privacy policy pertaining to the capture and collection of users' real-time location information. The information had been included in various device-specific EULAs since 2008, but was not included in Apple's general privacy policy until
    6.50
    2 votes
    175
    JAMWiki

    JAMWiki

    • License: GNU Lesser General Public License
    • Software Genre: Wiki software
    • Programming languages used: Java
    JAMWiki is wiki software built around the standard components of Java, servlets and JSP. It was written by Ryan Holliday and released under the LGPL. While for the user JAMWiki is highly similar to MediaWiki and even uses the same wiki syntax (including templates, etc.), it is not a MediaWiki clone but independent implementation, written in a different language and using a different database schema. JAMWiki is detected as an engine in various sites, also some sites declare that they use it, the "powered by" page on the project website lists over 30 sites. As of 2011, it has been downloaded about 60 000 times, with users split between Windows and Linux in comparable (±10 %) proportions. JAMWiki internally uses Spring framework that provides support for users, authentication and roles. It has two code generation layers: servlets (that can be mapped to the various special pages of the wiki) and JSP (for the final page generation). Servlet (that is similar to standard servlet but is not exactly the same class) receives HTTP request, does all processing and puts the name-value pairs into provided context data structure ("model"). On the next stage, JSP uses these values to build the
    6.50
    2 votes
    176
    JSPWiki

    JSPWiki

    • License: GNU Lesser General Public License
    • Software Genre: Wiki software
    • Programming languages used: Java
    JSPWiki is wiki software built around the standard J2EE components of Java, servlets and JSP. It was written by Janne Jalkanen and released under the LGPL. It is currently undergoing incubation with Apache and its license has been changed to the Apache License. The Sun Java System Portal Server includes it as one of its core applications. It is primarily used for company intranets and has an active developer community, also including the i3G Institute of the Heilbronn University. Janne Jalkanen started developing JSPWiki in 2001. This software is used by many different companies and universities, primarily as a project wiki or a knowledge management application. Sun Microsystems has integrated JSPWiki into their portal server software. Due to its easy installation, many people also use it privately to organize their personal information (for example, as a Personal Information Manager). It can also be used to create a blog because of its blog plugin and RSS support. As of November, 2007, JSPWiki has been a part of the Apache Software Foundation's incubation process.
    6.50
    2 votes
    177
    TheOpenCD

    TheOpenCD

    The now defunct OpenCD project aimed to introduce users of Microsoft Windows to the benefits of free and open source software (FOSS). It is a CD image that can freely be downloaded and copied. The OpenCD team screens programs for stability, quality, and ease of installation, and only distributes programs available under an OSI-approved open source license, which allows users to freely use and distribute the disc as they wish. It was sponsored by Canonical Ltd., for a period. The project was started in April 2002 in response to an article on linux.com by astrophysics student Henrik Nilsen Omma. In September 2007, project lead Chris Gray left the project to pursue his own open source disc, called OpenDisc, citing numerous difficulties which he believed were negatively affecting the progress of the OpenCD project. As of September 27, 2007, the OpenCD project is no longer under active development. Version 07.04 includes the latest versions of the following:
    6.50
    2 votes
    178
    Xine

    Xine

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Media player
    • Programming languages used: C
    xine ( /ˈksiːn/) is a multimedia playback engine for Unix-like operating systems released under the GNU General Public License. xine is built around a shared library (xine-lib) that supports different frontend player applications. Another important feature of xine is the ability to manually correct the synchronization of audio and video streams. xine uses libraries from other projects such as liba52, libmpeg2, FFmpeg, libmad, FAAD2, and Ogle. xine can also use binary Windows codecs through a wrapper, bundled as the w32codecs, for playback of some media formats that are not handled natively. xine was started in 2000 by Günter Bartsch shortly after LinuxTag. At that time playing DVDs in Linux was described as a tortuous process since one had to manually create audio and video named pipes and start their separated decoder processes. Günter realized the OMS (Open Media System) or LiViD approach had obvious shortcomings in terms of audio and video synchronization, so xine was born as an experiment trying to get it right. The project evolved into a modern media player multi-threaded architecture. During xine development, some effort was dedicated to making a clear separation of the
    6.50
    2 votes
    179
    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop

    • License: Proprietary
    • Software Genre: Digital image editing
    Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program developed and published by Adobe Systems. Adobe's 2003 "Creative Suite" rebranding led to Adobe Photoshop 8's renaming to Adobe Photoshop CS. Thus, Adobe Photoshop CS6 is the 13th major release of Adobe Photoshop. The CS rebranding also resulted in Adobe offering numerous software packages containing multiple Adobe programs for a reduced price. Adobe Photoshop is released in two editions: Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Photoshop Extended, with the Extended having extra 3D image creation, motion graphics editing, and advanced image analysis features. Adobe Photoshop Extended is included in all of Adobe's Creative Suite offerings except Design Standard, which includes the Adobe Photoshop edition. Alongside Photoshop and Photoshop Extended, Adobe also publishes Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Lightroom, collectively called "The Adobe Photoshop Family". In 2008, Adobe released Adobe Photoshop Express, a free web-based image editing tool to edit photos directly on blogs and social networking sites; in 2011 a version was released for the Android operating system and the iOS operating system. Adobe only supports Windows and Macintosh versions of
    7.00
    1 votes
    180
    Cinespin

    Cinespin

    • Programming languages used: ActionScript
    CineSpin is a graphical browser for films, actors and directors. Try CineSpin now.

    Note: CineSpin requires Flash 9.
    Make sure at least version 9,0,28,0 is installed. http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/about/

    7.00
    1 votes
    181
    Clicker

    Clicker

    • Software Genre: Educational film
    Clicker is a reading and writing support tool that helps students to read and write. Clicker can also be used as a multimedia tool.
    7.00
    1 votes
    182
    Defensio

    Defensio

    Defensio is an advanced spam filtering web service that learns and adapts to your behaviors and those of your readers. Defensio aims to be an all-in-one anti-spam solution.
    7.00
    1 votes
    183
    Foobar2000

    Foobar2000

    • License: BSD Licenses
    • Software Genre: Audio player
    foobar2000 is a freeware audio player for Windows developed by Peter Pawlowski, a former freelance contractor for Nullsoft. It is known for its highly modular design, breadth of features, and extensive user flexibility in configuration. For example, the user-interface is completely customizable. Its extensive SDK allows third-party developers enough power to completely replace the interface. Foobar2000 supports a large number of audio file formats, has many features for organising metadata, files, and folders, and has a converter interface for use with command line encoders. To maximize audio fidelity in cases where resampling or downscaling in bit depth is required, it provides noise shaping and dithering. There are a number of official and third-party components which add many additional features. The core is closed source, whereas the SDK is licensed under the BSD license. Since version 0.9.5, foobar2000 supports Windows XP SP2/SP3 and later releases only. This version features a revamped default interface, with embedded support for album list, album art, spectrum visualization, and some other features and improvements. The name foobar is derived from a common placeholder name
    7.00
    1 votes
    184
    GTK+

    GTK+

    • License: GNU Lesser General Public License
    • Software Genre: Widget toolkit
    • Programming languages used: C
    GTK+ (GIMP Toolkit) is a cross-platform widget toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. It is licensed under the terms of the GNU LGPL, allowing both free and proprietary software to use it. It is one of the most popular toolkits for the X Window System, along with Qt. The name GTK+ originates from GTK; the plus was added to distinguish an enhanced version. It was originally created for the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), a free software raster graphics editor, in 1997 by Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis, members of eXperimental Computing Facility (XCF) at the University of California, Berkeley. It is now maintained by members of the GNOME Foundation. GTK+ is an object-oriented widget toolkit written in the C programming language; it uses the GLib object system for the object orientation. On the X11 display server, GTK+ uses Xlib to draw widgets. Using Xlib provides flexibility and allows GTK+ to be used on platforms where the X Window System is unavailable. While GTK+ is primarily targeted at the X Window System, it works on other platforms, including Microsoft Windows (interfaced with the Windows API), and Mac OS X (interfaced with Quartz). HTML5 and Wayland
    7.00
    1 votes
    185
    Mulberry

    Mulberry

    • Software Genre: E-mail client
    Mulberry is a formerly proprietary, now open sourced email client marketed by Cyrusoft from approximately 1995 to 2005. On October 1, 2005, Cyrusoft International, Inc./ISAMET, declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy and went out of business. In August 2006, rights to the source code were acquired by Cyrus Daboo, the original author. Originally developed for the Apple Macintosh, versions now exist for that platform as well as Microsoft Windows and Linux using the X window system. Mulberry's strengths include strict compliance with Internet standards such as IMAP, LDAP, IMSP, ACAP, and iCalendar, a unique GUI for defining Sieve (mail filtering language) scripts and support for IMAP disconnected operation. As of August 20, 2006, with version 4.0.5, Mulberry was made available at no cost, but remained proprietary. The most recent version, 4.0.8, was released for Macintosh (as a Universal Binary), Windows, and Linux on February 23, 2007. However, Cyrus Daboo made Mulberry available as open source on all three platforms on November 21, 2007, under the terms of the Apache License 2.0.
    7.00
    1 votes
    186
    OpenSSH

    OpenSSH

    • License: BSD Licenses
    • Software Genre: Computer security
    • Programming languages used: C
    OpenSSH (OpenBSD Secure Shell) is a set of computer programs providing encrypted communication sessions over a computer network using the SSH protocol. It was created as an open source alternative to the proprietary Secure Shell software suite offered by SSH Communications Security. OpenSSH is developed as part of the security conscious OpenBSD project, which is led by Theo de Raadt. The project's development is funded via donations. OpenSSH was created by the OpenBSD team as an alternative to the original SSH software by Tatu Ylönen, which is now proprietary software. Although source code is available for the original SSH, various restrictions are imposed on its use and distribution. The OpenSSH developers claim that it is more secure than the original, due to their policy of producing clean and audited code and because is released under the BSD license, the open source license to which the word open in the name refers. OpenSSH first appeared in OpenBSD 2.6 and the first portable release was made in October 1999. Release History: OpenSSH is developed as part of the OpenBSD operating system. Rather than including changes for other operating systems directly into OpenSSH, a separate
    7.00
    1 votes
    187
    Prefuse

    Prefuse

    • License: BSD Licenses
    • Software Genre: Visualization
    • Programming languages used: Java
    Prefuse is a Java-based toolkit for building interactive information visualization applications. It supports a rich set of features for data modeling, visualization and interaction. It provides optimized data structures for tables, graphs, and trees, a host of layout and visual encoding techniques, and support for animation, dynamic queries, integrated search, and database connectivity. Prefuse uses the Java 2D graphics library, and is easily integrated into Swing applications or Java applets. Prefuse is licensed under the terms of a BSD license, and can be used freely for commercial and non-commercial purposes. Prefuse is a Java-based extensible software framework for creating interactive information visualization applications. It can be used to build standalone applications, visual components and Java applets. Prefuse intends to simplify the processes of visualizing, handling and mapping of data, as well as user interaction. Some of Prefuse's features include: (and perhaps most importantly) Prefuse has been used in school course projects, academic and industrial research, and commercial software development. The design of the prefuse toolkit is based upon the information
    7.00
    1 votes
    188
    Query Builder

    Query Builder

    • Programming languages used: JavaScript
    The query builder is a tool for creating visual representations of a MQL query, based on a hierarchical view of types and properties. You can try it here.
    7.00
    1 votes
    189
    SolidWorks

    SolidWorks

    • Software Genre: Computer Aided Design
    SolidWorks is a 3D mechanical CAD (computer-aided design) program that runs on Microsoft Windows and is being developed by Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, S. A. (Vélizy, France). SolidWorks is currently used by over 1.87 million engineers and designers at more than 130,000 companies worldwide. FY2009 revenue for SolidWorks was 366 million dollars. SolidWorks Corporation was founded in December 1993 by Jon Hirschtick with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA , who recruited a team of engineers to build a company that developed 3D CAD software that was easy-to-use, affordable and available on the Windows desktop, with its headquarters at Concord, Massachusetts, and released its first product, SolidWorks 95, in 1995. SolidWorks currently markets several versions of the SolidWorks CAD software in addition to eDrawings, a collaboration tool, and DraftSight, a 2D CAD product. In 1997 Dassault Systèmes, best known for its CATIA CAD software, acquired the company and currently owns 100% of its shares. SolidWorks was headed by John McEleney from 2001 to July 2007 and Jeff Ray from 2007 to January 2011. The current CEO is Bertrand Sicot. DS
    7.00
    1 votes
    190
    Winamp

    Winamp

    • Software Genre: Media player
    Winamp is a media player for Windows-based PCs and Android devices, written by Nullsoft, now a subsidiary of AOL. It is proprietary freeware/shareware, multi-format, extensible with plug-ins and skins, and is noted for its graphical sound visualization, playlist, and media library features. Winamp was developed by Justin Frankel, Dmitry Boldyrev, and Shiva Ayyadurai and its popularity grew quickly, along with the developing trend of MP3 file sharing. Plug-in development support increased Winamp's flexibility for, for example, a plethora of specialized plug-ins for game console music files such as NSF, USF, GBS, GSF, SID, VGM, SPC, PSF and PSF2. Winamp was first released in 1997, when Justin Frankel, Dmitry Boldyrev, and Shiva Ayyadurai, formerly students at the University of Utah, integrated their Windows user interface with the Advanced Multimedia Products "AMP (MP3 Technology)" MP3 file playback engine. The minimalist WinAMP 0.20a was released as freeware on 21 April 1997. Its windowless menubar-only interface showed only play (open), stop, pause, and unpause functions. A file specified on the command line or dropped onto its icon would be played. MP3 decoding was performed by
    7.00
    1 votes
    191
    Harvard Graphics

    Harvard Graphics

    • Software Genre: Presentation
    Harvard Graphics was a pioneering presentation program developed for DOS and Microsoft Windows by Software Publishing Corporation (SPC). Harvard Graphics, Inc. released the first version in 1986 as Harvard Presentation Graphics. Harvard Graphics was one of the first consumer application software programs that allowed users to incorporate text, information graphics, and charts into custom slideshow presentations. The original version could import data from Lotus 1-2-3 or Lotus Symphony, charts created in Symphony or PFS Graph, and ASCII text. It could export text and graphics to Computer Graphics Metafile and to pfs:Write, also manufactured by SPC. Its use of vector graphics produced mixed results on the CGA and EGA displays common at the time, but output was usually sent to a slide printer or a color plotter. "Presentation" was dropped from the name for the second release, which came in 1987. Harvard Graphics 2.0 added the ability to import the latest Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet data before generating graphics, as well as drawing and annotations for graphs. Version 3.0 was not released until 1991, offering improved editing functions, but its graphics and export capabilities were being
    5.33
    3 votes
    192
    Ogle DVD Player

    Ogle DVD Player

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Media player
    Ogle is a DVD player for GNU/Linux, and other Unix-like operating systems. It is released as free software under the GNU GPL license. It was originally developed in 1999 by a few students at Chalmers Tekniska Högskola (Chalmers University of Technology) in Göteborg, Sweden, and maintained until late 2003. It was the first free software/open source DVD player able to play DVD menus and can play CSS encrypted DVDs, but does not play DVDs with ripping protection schemes such as ARccOS Protection that are common on movie DVDs from major studios. Ogle does not play anything other than DVDs. Ogle runs from the command line, but with the FOX toolkit install it can be used with the Goggles GUI. Ogle is copyright-licensed to the public under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
    5.33
    3 votes
    193
    Avant Browser

    Avant Browser

    • License: Software license agreement
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    Avant Browser is a freeware web browser from a Chinese programmer named Anderson Che, which unites the Trident layout engine built into Windows (see Internet Explorer shell) with an interface intended to be more feature-rich, flexible and ergonomic than Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE). It runs on Windows 2000 and above, including Windows 7. Internet Explorer versions 6 through 9 are supported. Version 2012 (released October 2011) was separated in two editions: Ultimate edition, which added the Gecko layout engine (used by Mozilla Firefox), allowing the user choose between both layout engines, and Lite edition which contains only the Trident layout engine. As of November 2008, total downloads surpassed 22.5 million. Avant Browser is currently available in 41 languages. Avant Browser was largely inspired by Opera, the first major browser to have a multiple document interface. The developer's objective was to wrap a comparable interface around the layout engine used by Internet Explorer, thereby achieving Opera-like ergonomics without suffering the frequent problems that browser had rendering pages tested only in Internet Explorer. In fact, it was initially released under the name
    6.00
    2 votes
    194
    Kicad

    Kicad

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Computer Aided Design
    KiCad is an open source software suite for electronic design automation (EDA). It facilitates the design of schematics for electronic circuits and their conversion to PCBs (printed circuit board) design. KiCad was developed by Jean-Pierre Charras, and features an integrated environment for schematic capture and PCB layout design. Tools exist within the package to create a bill of materials, artwork and Gerber files, and 3D views of the PCB and its components. KiCad software is organized in five main parts: KiCad uses an integrated environment for all of the stages of the design process: Schematic Capture, PCB layout, Gerber file generation/visualization and library editing. KiCad is cross-platform, written with WxWidgets to run on FreeBSD, Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Many component libraries are available, and users can add custom components. The custom components can be available on a per-project basis, or installed for use in any project. There are also tools to help with importing components from other EDA applications, for instance Eagle. Configuration files are in well documented plain text. This fact helps with interfacing to CVS's or SVN and with making automated
    6.00
    2 votes
    195
    Lftp

    Lftp

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: File Transfer Protocol
    lftp is a command-line file transfer program (FTP client) for UNIX and Unix-like systems. It was written by Alexander Lukyanov, and is made available under the GNU General Public License. Besides FTP, it also supports FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, HFTP, FISH, and SFTP by specifying the desired protocol in a location URL. One feature which is especially handy is support for FXP i.e. data transfers between two FTP servers, bypassing the client machine. A BitTorrent client is also built-in as torrent command. In addition to features common in advanced FTP clients, such as recursively mirroring entire directory trees, location bookmarks and resuming downloads, lftp also supports more advanced functionality. Transfers can be scheduled for execution at a later time, bandwidth can be throttled, transfer queues can be set up, and Unix shell-like job control is supported. The client can be fully scripted, instead of being used interactively. Lftp was initially developed as part of the ftpclass package (announced August 1, 1996 in relcom.tcpip). Subsequently it grew and become a more capable program (e.g. mirroring capability was added), and therefore the package was renamed to lftp in February 1997.
    6.00
    2 votes
    196
    NetSurf

    NetSurf

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    • Programming languages used: ANSI C
    NetSurf is an open source web browser which has its own layout engine. It is designed to be lightweight and portable, supporting both mainstream systems (e.g. Mac OS X and Unix-like) and older or uncommon platforms (e.g. AmigaOS, Haiku and RISC OS). NetSurf has many typical web browser features, including tabbed browsing, bookmarks and page thumbnailing. The NetSurf project was started in April 2002 in response to a discussion of the deficiencies of the RISC OS platform's existing web browsers. Shortly after the project's inception, development versions for RISC OS users were made available for download by the project's automated build system. NetSurf was voted "Best non-commercial software" four times in Drobe Launchpad's annual RISC OS awards between 2004 and 2008. The browser was ranked in 2011 as number 8 in an article highlighting 10 browsers for Linux published in TechRepublic and ZDNet. It was referred to in 2010 as a superior CLI browser to w3m. NetSurf's multi-platform core is written in ANSI C, and implements most of the HTML 4 and CSS 2.1 specifications using its own bespoke layout engine. As of version 2.0, NetSurf uses Hubbub, an HTML parser that follows the
    6.00
    2 votes
    197
    Pixel image editor

    Pixel image editor

    • License: Proprietary
    • Software Genre: Digital image editing
    • Programming languages used: Object Pascal
    Pixel Image Editor (formerly known as Pixel Studio Pro and Pixel32) is an Image editor written by the Slovak programmer Pavel Kanzelsberger. It is written with Free Pascal. Pixel supports grayscale, RGB, CMYK, CIE Lab and HDR image models, color management, layers, adjustment layers, layer effects, filter effects, web page authoring, photo retouching and animations. Planned future functionality includes batch file processing, user scripting (to chain multiple effects), a third-party plugin API and support for files as large as 65536 x 65536 pixels. The evaluation version places watermarks on images and can be used for an unlimited amount of time. After almost a year of anticipation, the Beta 7 was published on 28 August 2007. The last time the final version was announced to be released was on 30 April 2009, however only a maintenance version was released on 21 October 2009. The first version of Pixel was written for DOS in 1997, but it was soon ported to Windows. Today, Pixel runs on many platforms including: and more than a dozen operating systems including: The current version is however only released for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, it is currently unknown if it will be published
    6.00
    2 votes
    198
    Shopify

    Shopify

    • Software Genre: E-Commerce
    • Programming languages used: Ruby on Rails
    Shopify lets you build e-commerce shops with as much style and flair as you see fit. When you signup for Shopify, you can choose design or get really creative and create your own design and you can be up and running, selling products online, in just minutes later.
    6.00
    2 votes
    199
    MathCad

    MathCad

    • License: Proprietary software
    • Software Genre: Computer algebra system
    Mathcad is computer software primarily intended for the verification, validation, documentation and re-use of engineering calculations. First introduced in 1986 on DOS, it was the first to introduce live editing of typeset mathematical notation, combined with its automatic computations. Mathcad, Parametric Technology Corporation's engineering calculation solution, is used by engineers and scientists in various disciplines – most often those of mechanical, chemical, electrical, and civil engineering. Originally conceived and written by Allen Razdow (of MIT, co-founder of Mathsoft), Mathcad is now owned by PTC and is generally accepted as the first computer application to automatically compute and check consistency of engineering units such as the International System of Units (SI), throughout the entire set of calculatons. Mathcad today includes some of the capabilities of a computer algebra system, but remains oriented towards ease of use and simultaneous documentation of numerical engineering applications. Mathcad is oriented around a worksheet, in which equations and expressions are created and manipulated in the same graphical format as which they are presented (WYSIWYG) - as
    5.00
    3 votes
    200
    Thing has

    Thing has

    • Programming languages used: JavaScript
    Thing has is a 2-search-box interface for finding bits of data listed on Freebase. The first column has a "thing" field, where you write a thing (Mount McKinley, George W. Bush, The New York Times, etc).  I used the excellent Freebase Suggest javascript library to autocomplete on fields, so you don't have to know the exact language of the Freebase topics or schema. Selecting a thing prompts two actions: a list of types prints out below the thing, and the second column, called "has", lists the properties of the thing - but only the ones filled with data.  If the data is a string or number, I print it there.  If the data is an array of objects, I show the number of objects.  You can write properties into the "has" field, and I unpack the array of objects in the third column. The "has" input field autosuggests only relevant properties, based on the type information in the first column. For instance, "George W. Bush" has "education" prints out objects like: {end_date : 1968, degree : B.A., student : George W. Bush, institution : Yale University}... Try "Johnny Depp" has "film",
    "Borges" has "cause of death",
    "Google" has "board members",
    "Nietzsche" has "influenced". More information can be found at the blog post associated with this listing.
    5.00
    3 votes
    201
    ABrowse

    ABrowse

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    ABrowse is a web browser for the Syllable operating system. Like Epiphany, Google Chrome and Apple’s Safari web browser, it uses the WebKit layout engine. ABrowse was originally written for AtheOS and used a port of KDE 2’s KHTML and was first released in early August 2001. ABrowse’s inception and port of KHTML were performed by Kurt Skauen for his now-defunct AtheOS project. The port of KHTML communicated with the operating system’s GUI’s widget toolkit via a wrapper for the Qt toolkit. In December 2004, Syllable developer Arno Klenke ported ABrowse to a KDE 3 version of KHTML. Due to difficulties with the amount of work required to maintain current ports of KHTML on Syllable, other layout engines such as Gecko have been discussed, but Arno Klenke has kept the KHTML port up-to-date in the meantime. Furthermore, while KHTML, a slimmer engine than Gecko, is made in pure C++, allowing it to be painlessly ported with a Qt wrapper to Syllable (which is also constructed in pure C++), Gecko is constructed with a larger, more diverse codebase, thus making a future port of Gecko a far more time- and code-intensive effort. Since the release of Syllable 0.6.4 in July 2007, ABrowse is based
    5.50
    2 votes
    202
    DigiKam

    DigiKam

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Image organizer
    • Programming languages used: C++
    digiKam is an image organizer and editor using KDE Platform. digiKam runs on most known desktop environments and window managers, as long as the required libraries are installed. It supports all major image file formats, and can organize collections of photographs in directory-based albums, or dynamic albums by date, timeline, or by tags. Users can also add captions and ratings to their images, search through them and save searches for later use. Using the plugins, they can also export albums to 23hq, Facebook, Flickr, Gallery2, Google Earth's KML files, Yandex.Fotki, MediaWiki, Rajce, SmugMug, Piwigo, Simpleviewer, burn them on a CD, or create web galleries. digiKam provides functions for organizing, previewing, downloading and/or deleting images from digital cameras. Basic auto-transformations can also be deployed on the fly during picture downloading. In addition, digiKam offers image enhancement tools through its KIPI (KDE Image Plugins Interface) framework and its own plugins, like red-eye removal, color management, image filters, or special effects. digiKam is the only free photo management application on Linux that can handle 16 bit/channel images. Digital Asset Management
    5.50
    2 votes
    203
    Picasa

    Picasa

    • License: Freeware
    • Software Genre: Image organizer
    Picasa is an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos, plus an integrated photo-sharing website, originally created by a company named Lifescape (which at that time may have resided at Idealab) in 2002 and owned by Google since 2004. "Picasa" is a blend of the name of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, the phrase mi casa (Spanish for "my house") and "pic" for pictures (personalized art). In July 2004, Google acquired Picasa from its original author and began offering it as freeware. Native applications for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS X (Intel only) are available through Google Labs. For Linux, Google has bundled Wine with the Windows version to create an installation package rather than write a native Linux version, but this version is severely out of date (the latest Windows version, however, can be run with Wine; see the Linux section). There is also an iPhoto plugin or a standalone program for uploading photos available for Mac OS X 10.4 and later. Currently, the latest major version of Picasa is 3.9, which supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, and has Google+ integration for users of that service. Version 3.9 also
    5.50
    2 votes
    204
    SYSLINUX

    SYSLINUX

    • License: GNU General Public License
    The SYSLINUX Project is a suite of lightweight IBM PC MBR bootloaders for starting up computers with the Linux kernel. It is the work of H. Peter Anvin, and consists of several separate systems, the best-known of which is ISOLINUX. SYSLINUX is not normally used for booting full Linux installations since Linux is not normally installed on FAT filesystems. Instead, it is often used for boot or rescue floppy discs, Live USBs, or other lightweight boot systems. ISOLINUX is generally used by Linux Live CDs and bootable install CDs. A minor complication is involved when booting from CD-ROM. The El Torito standard allows for booting in two different modes: To have this choice is sometimes useful, since ISOLINUX is vulnerable to BIOS bugs; for that reason, it's handy to be able to boot using SYSLINUX. This mostly affects computers built before about 1999, and, in fact, for modern computers no emulation mode is generally the more reliable method. The use of SYSLINUX for the creation of Live USBs is growing, though, and allowing the creation of distributions like Slax that allow users to try Linux with complete interactivity and persistent changes without needing to install it on their hard
    4.67
    3 votes
    205
    Archiportal

    Archiportal

    • Programming languages used: mjt
    This is a map mashup that displays architectural locations. You can search by various criteria.It's hosted here: http://dev.mqlx.com/~zak/arch
     original specifications:In a side or top div it presents the user with autocomplete inputs for: /architecture/architect (optional if the citytown is specified)/location/citytown (optional if the architect is specified)
    And a submit button. To re-iterate, architect or city, or both must be input or the user should get an error upon submission. Note: trying to filter by state, or country is very difficult with our current data.  The U.S. cities are pretty good but international location data is very spotty. It's not worth it.The submission will search for all instances of the type /architecture/structure which matches on the filtered field (limit 1000). Each of the above autocomplete inputs are displayed but can "edited" i.e. a user can change the value of the field to a different value using the familiar autocomplete pattern then clicking the submit button again.  The submit button should be greyed out after a submission but when the user edits an autocomplete input field, the submit button should be activated again.The result set will be displayed in html, below the filter inputs, and in the main div on a google map with pushpins. Structures without an address *and* without a geocode should just be omitted from the map but should be included in the html listing (with "Add an address for this listing" a link to that topic in freebase.com).  
    The html and the pushpin dialog box should contain:name of structure (hyperlinked to the structure's topic page in frebase)address, city, zip (hyperlinked to the mailing address object for this structure in freebase)latitude and longitude (hyperlinked to the geocode object for this structure's mailing address/location object in freebase)picture if available Bonus points : If the geolocation is incorrect, the user could move the pushpin to the correct location and be asked "press submit to update the latitude and longitude of this location"
    Archiportal 2.0 (see discussion post)
    6.00
    1 votes
    206
    BlogBridge

    BlogBridge

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Aggregator
    BlogBridge is an open source Java-based feed aggregator. It is described on the BlogBridge web site as "a powerful blog and feed reader". BlogBridge is aimed for those people who are subscribed to many feeds, including journalists, PR professionals and OPML enthusiasts. Developing team consists of a dozen programmers, designers, translators, etc., with Pito Salas as project leader. The software contains a feature called a SmartFeed, which is a special feed that returns articles from other feeds containing user-defined keywords. BlogBridge web site also offers "Expert Guides", which are downloadable Guides centred around a particular subject, normally created by an expert in that subject. BlogBridge also gives users the option to create an account with the free "BlogBridge Service", which essentially lets users upload a list of their feeds to their account so that they can synchronize their feeds across multiple computers. The service can also be used to back up feeds in the event of data loss. Starting from version 6.0, BlogBridge features a built-in "memo tracker", detailed statistics, significant performance improvements and various other fixes.
    6.00
    1 votes
    207
    Concierge

    Concierge

    • Programming languages used: mjt
    Concierge is a Restaurant Locator. Currently it contains US cities only and the data comes from Chefmoz. However, more restaurant data can be entered by adding restaurants and cuisines to the dining domain. Why not add your favorite restaurant in Freebase, and then your friends can find it using Concierge.
    6.00
    1 votes
    208
    K-Meleon

    K-Meleon

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    K-Meleon is a web browser for the Microsoft Windows platform. Based on the same Gecko layout engine as Mozilla Firefox, K-Meleon uses native Windows application programming interface (API) to create the user interface, instead of using Mozilla's cross-platform XML User Interface Language (XUL) layer, and as a result, is tightly integrated into the look and feel of the Windows desktop; this approach is similar to that of Galeon and Epiphany (for the GNOME desktop), and Camino (for Mac OS X). This also makes K-Meleon less resource-intensive. K-Meleon is released under the GNU General Public License and runs on the Win32 platform. The current release version of K-Meleon is 1.5.4, which was released on March 5, 2010. This release is based on the Gecko 1.8.1.24pre rendering engine. K-Meleon's very first version was originally written by Christophe Thibault and released to the public on August 21, 2000. The change from the K-Meleon 0.9.x series to 1.0.x was a major modification. The most notable change was the main K-Meleon code being updated to accommodate the Gecko 1.8.0.x rendering engine, as used in the latest releases of SeaMonkey and Mozilla Firefox. The change of layout not only
    6.00
    1 votes
    209
    Mindquarry

    Mindquarry

    • License: Mozilla Public License
    • Software Genre: Collaborative software
    • Programming languages used: XSL Transformations
    Mindquarry is an open source collaborative software geared towards small and medium-sized workgroups. Mindquarry attempts to strike a balance between features and ease-of-use. The application offers four tightly integrated modules: Teams, Files, Wiki, and Tasks. Mindquarry consists of two components—a server and a client—but it is not a conventional client–server application. The server provides all the functionality while the client acts as a bridge between the user’s desktop and the server. The Mindquarry server relies on a number of technologies, including the Apache HTTP server, Subversion, and Java SDK. After the company had to end its commercial offerings in October, 2007, the previously available versions Mindquarry GO (a hosted version of the application run and maintained by Mindquarry GmbH) and Mindquarry PRO (a fully serviced, standalone enterprise suite) are discontinued. However, Mindquarry will still be available as open source product.
    6.00
    1 votes
    210
    RDFScape

    RDFScape

    • Software Genre: RDF
    RDFScape is a project that brings Semantic Web "features" to the popular Systems Biology software Cytoscape. It allows to query, visualize and reason on ontologies represented in OWL or RDF within Cytoscape. A full list of features is reporte in Features. Unlike other ontology-based features in Cytoscape, RDFScape doesn't consider ontologies as annotation, but as a knowledge-base that can be interpreted through standard inference processes and through custom inference rules. The result is that ontologies can be interpreted for specific analysis needs. For instance, a pathway ontology such as biopax can be easily abstracted to an interaction network. Or as a causal network, once of notion on causal effect is defined on the ontology.
    6.00
    1 votes
    211
    ScummVM

    ScummVM

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Game engine
    ScummVM is a collection of game engine recreations. Originally designed to play LucasArts adventure games that use the SCUMM system (the VM in the name stands for virtual machine), it now also supports a variety of non-SCUMM games by companies like Revolution Software and Adventure Soft. It was originally written by Ludvig Strigeus. Released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, ScummVM is free software. ScummVM is a reimplementation of the part of the software used to interpret the scripting languages such games used to describe the game world rather than emulating the hardware the games ran on; as such, ScummVM allows the games it supports to be played on platforms other than those for which they were originally released. Portability is a design goal of the project. Ports of ScummVM are available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and a variety of Unix-like systems including Linux (RPM Based, Debian based, source based), members of the BSD family (FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD/DragonFly BSD) and Solaris. It has also been ported to console systems. Less mainstream personal computer ports include those to AmigaOS/MorphOS, Atari/FreeMiNT, Haiku/BeOS/ZETA and OS/2. A variety of
    6.00
    1 votes
    212
    AfterStep

    AfterStep

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Window manager
    AfterStep is a stacking window manager for the X Window System. The goal of AfterStep's development is to provide for flexibility of desktop configuration, improved aesthetics and efficient use of system resources, and was used in such distributions as MachTen. AfterStep originally was a variant of FVWM modified to resemble NeXTSTEP, but as the development cycle progressed, it diverged from its FVWM roots. Features of the AfterStep window manager include: AfterStep includes several modules such as: AfterStep also supports virtual screens, and relies on a set of text-based configuration files for customizing its appearance. AfterStep is maintained by a small community of developers with Sasha Vasko serving as project manager.
    5.00
    2 votes
    213
    Mercurial

    Mercurial

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Revision control
    • Programming languages used: Python
    Mercurial is a cross-platform, distributed revision control tool for software developers. It is mainly implemented using the Python programming language, but includes a binary diff implementation written in C. It is supported on Windows and Unix-like systems, such as FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Linux. Mercurial is primarily a command line program but graphical user interface extensions are available. All of Mercurial's operations are invoked as arguments to its driver program hg, a reference to the chemical symbol of the element mercury. Mercurial's major design goals include high performance and scalability, decentralized, fully distributed collaborative development, robust handling of both plain text and binary files, and advanced branching and merging capabilities, while remaining conceptually simple. It includes an integrated web interface. Mercurial has also taken steps to ease the transition for SVN users. The creator and lead developer of Mercurial is Matt Mackall. Mercurial is released as free software under the terms of the GNU GPL v2. Mercurial uses SHA-1 hashes to identify revisions. For repository access via a network, Mercurial uses an HTTP-based protocol that seeks to
    5.00
    2 votes
    214
    Pan

    Pan

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: News client
    Pan is a news client for multiple operating systems, developed by Charles Kerr and others. It supports offline reading, multiple servers, multiple connections, fast (indexed) article header filtering and mass saving of multi-part attachments encoded in uuencode, yEnc and base64; images in common formats can be viewed inline. Pan is free software available for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenSolaris, and Windows. Pan is popular for its large feature set. It passes the Good Netkeeping Seal of Approval 2.0 set of standards for newsreaders. The name Pan originally stood for Pimp-ass newsreader. As Pan became an increasingly popular and polished application, the full name was perceived to be unprofessional and in poor taste, so references to it have been removed from the program and its website.
    5.00
    2 votes
    215
    RefDB

    RefDB

    • License: GNU General Public License
    RefDB is a client/server reference database and bibliography tool for markup languages like SGML, XML, and LaTeX. It is suitable for standalone use for the purpose of self-archiving, but can be used as a institutional repository as well. Data storage proper is done in one of several supported SQL database engines. RefDB runs on a variety of Unix-like operating systems (Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Mac OS X, Solaris) and on Windows/Cygwin. RefDB is licensed under the GPL. The data storage is managed by an application server. This server can be accessed in a network-transparent fashion through command-line clients with a powerful query language, a PHP-based web interface, a SRU interface, or by custom programs using one of the available client libraries. It supports a variety of bibliographic formats, including BibTeX, Endnote, RIS, ISI, MODS XML, PubMed, Medline, MARC, and Copac and can create output in these formats, or as TEI, DocBook, HTML, or XHTML documents. RefDB can process DocBook, TEI, or LaTeX documents and automatically insert and format bibliographies according to the specifications of a journal or a publisher. Text editor extensions are provided for Emacs and for Vim to
    5.00
    2 votes
    216
    Z shell

    Z shell

    • License: BSD Licenses
    The Z shell (zsh) is a Unix shell that can be used as an interactive login shell and as a powerful command interpreter for shell scripting. Zsh can be thought of as an extended Bourne shell with a large number of improvements, including some features of bash, ksh, and tcsh. The first version of zsh was written by Paul Falstad in 1990 when he was a student at Princeton University. The name zsh derives from Yale professor Zhong Shao's (then a teaching assistant at Princeton University) name — Paul Falstad thought that Shao's login name, "zsh", was a good name for a shell. Features of note include: Attesting to the sheer size of this shell is the famous first sentence of the shell's manual page, which reads "Because zsh contains many features, the zsh manual has been split into a number of sections", and then goes on to list seventeen items.
    5.00
    2 votes
    217
    Appointments Online

    Appointments Online

    • License: Commercial License
    • Software Genre: Web application
    Appointments Online will make it easy for your patients to manage their clinical appointments at your practice themselves. We will provide this software as a service on our own managed internet servers. Appointments Online will be available to FrontDesk users in the first quarter of 2007 and for Vision 3 users sometime shortly after that. Look at the screenshots, read the weblog to keep up to date with the latest developments or try the demo.
    5.00
    1 votes
    218
    CakePHP

    CakePHP

    • License: MIT License
    • Software Genre: Web application framework
    • Programming languages used: PHP
    CakePHP is an open source web application framework. It is written in PHP, modeled after the concepts of Ruby on Rails, and distributed under the MIT License. CakePHP uses well-known software engineering concepts and software design patterns, as Convention over configuration, Model-View-Controller, ActiveRecord, Association Data Mapping and Front Controller. CakePHP started in April 2005, when a Polish programmer Michal Tatarynowicz wrote a minimal version of a Rapid Application Framework in PHP, dubbing it Cake. He published the framework under the MIT license, and opened it up to the online community of developers. In December 2005, L. Masters and G. J. Woodworth founded the Cake Software Foundation to promote development related to CakePHP. Version 1.0 was released on May 2006. One of the project's inspirations was Ruby on Rails, using many of its concepts. The community has since grown and spawned several sub-projects. In October 2009, project manager Woodworth and developer N. Abele resigned from the project to focus on their own projects, including the Lithium framework (previously part of the CakePHP project). The remaining development team continued to focus on the original
    5.00
    1 votes
    219
    Freebase Browser

    Freebase Browser

    • Software Genre: Utility software
    • Programming languages used: JavaFX Script
    The Freebase Browser is a rich-internet application that enables the user to browse Freebase data effectively.
    5.00
    1 votes
    220
    Freebase wine browser

    Freebase wine browser

    • Software Genre: Ajax
    • Programming languages used: JavaScript
    Select a property (seen in blue to the left - 'Wine Region' for example ), make your choice and hit the 'Search' button (will become visible after selecting a property with values) to refine your search. Select the property again to remove the restriction from the search results. This page is a demonstration of the upcoming freebase widget, another part of ontology online's Ontology Mashup application. As more people interact with Freebase and expand the wine-section, this small standalone semantic application will become more powerful.
    5.00
    1 votes
    221
    IntelliJ IDEA

    IntelliJ IDEA

    • License: Proprietary software
    • Software Genre: Integrated development environment
    • Programming languages used: Java
    IntelliJ IDEA is a commercial Java IDE by JetBrains. It is often simply referred to as "IDEA" or "IntelliJ". The first version of IntelliJ IDEA was released in January 2001, and at the time was the only available Java IDE with advanced code navigation and code refactoring capabilities integrated. The latest version of IDEA (11.1) includes UML-like class diagrams, visual Hibernate modeling, Spring 3.1 and Play Framework support, Dependency and Data Flow Analysis, Apache Maven support as well as a lot of other features and technologies. A complete list can be found at the features page. Supported languages: Supported technologies and frameworks: JSP, JSF, EJB, Ajax, Google Web Toolkit, Struts, Struts 2, JBoss Seam, Spring, Hibernate/JPA, Web Services, Ruby on Rails, Grails (framework), Java ME MIDP/CLDC, OSGi, Android, Tapestry, Google App Engine, FreeMarker, Velocity, Django, Play. Supported application servers: GlassFish, JBoss, Tomcat, Jetty, WebLogic, WebSphere, Geronimo Among its other features, IDEA provides close integration with popular open source development tools such as CVS, Subversion, Apache Ant, Apache Maven, JUnit and TestNG. A free plugin also exists for the
    5.00
    1 votes
    222
    Mozilla Application Suite

    Mozilla Application Suite

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    • Programming languages used: JavaScript
    The Mozilla Application Suite (originally known as Mozilla, marketed as the Mozilla Suite) was a cross-platform integrated Internet suite. Its development was initiated by Netscape Communications Corporation, before their acquisition by AOL. It was based on the source code of Netscape Communicator. The development was spearheaded by the Mozilla Organization from 1998 to 2003, and by the Mozilla Foundation from 2003 to 2006. It has been superseded by SeaMonkey Internet suite (SeaMonkey was the original code name for the project), a community-driven Internet suite that is based on the same source code and continued to be developed with newer Mozilla codebase. The Mozilla Suite was composed of several main programs: Navigator (a Web browser), Communicator (Mozilla Mail & Newsgroups), a Web page developer (Mozilla Composer), an IRC client (ChatZilla) and an electronic address book. Also included were tools to synchronise the application with Palm Pilot devices, and several extensions for advanced Web development including the DOM Inspector and Venkman (a JavaScript debugger). Versions 6 and 7 of the Netscape suite were based on the Mozilla Suite. The last official version is 1.7.13, as
    5.00
    1 votes
    223
    Soundline

    Soundline

    • Programming languages used: ActionScript
    Timeline view of musical artists and albums by decade and genre.


    Requirements
    • Requires login to either freebase or sandbox depending on url used to access.
    • Requires Flash 9. Make sure at least version 9,0,28,0 is installed. http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/about/

    5.00
    1 votes
    224
    SQLite

    SQLite

    • License: Public domain
    • Software Genre: Database management system
    • Programming languages used: C
    SQLite (/ˌɛskjuːɛlˈlaɪt/ or /ˈsiːkwɛl.laɪt/) is a relational database management system contained in a small (~350 KiB) C programming library. In contrast to other database management systems, SQLite is not a separate process that is accessed from the client application, but an integral part of it. SQLite is ACID-compliant and implements most of the SQL standard, using a dynamically and weakly typed SQL syntax that does not guarantee the domain integrity. SQLite is a popular choice as embedded database for local/client storage in application software such as web browsers. It is arguably the most widely deployed database engine, as it is used today by several widespread browsers, operating systems, and embedded systems, among others. SQLite has many bindings to programming languages. The source code for SQLite is in the public domain. Unlike client–server database management systems, the SQLite engine has no standalone processes with which the application program communicates. Instead, the SQLite library is linked in and thus becomes an integral part of the application program. (In this, SQLite follows the precedent of Informix SE of c. 1984) The library can also be called
    5.00
    1 votes
    225
    Subversion

    Subversion

    • License: Apache License
    • Software Genre: Revision control
    • Programming languages used: C
    Apache Subversion (often abbreviated SVN, after the command name svn) is a software versioning and revision control system distributed under an open source license. Developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). The open source community has used Subversion widely: for example in projects such as Apache Software Foundation, Free Pascal, FreeBSD, GCC, Django, Ruby, Mono and SourceForge. Google Code also provides Subversion hosting for their open source projects. BountySource systems use it exclusively. CodePlex offers access to Subversion as well as to other types of clients. The corporate world has also started to adopt Subversion. A 2007 report by Forrester Research recognized Subversion as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category and as a strong performer in the Software Configuration and Change Management (SCCM) category. Subversion was created by CollabNet Inc. in 2000 and is now a top-level Apache project being built and used by a global community of
    5.00
    1 votes
    226
    Gnuplot

    Gnuplot

    • License: Free software license
    • Software Genre: Mathematics
    • Programming languages used: C
    gnuplot is a command-line program that can generate two- and three-dimensional plots of functions, data, and data fits. It is frequently used for publication-quality graphics as well as education. The program runs on all major computers and operating systems (GNU/Linux, Unix, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and others). It is a program with a fairly long history, dating back to 1986. Despite its name, this software is not distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), opting for its own more restrictive open source license instead. gnuplot can produce output directly on screen, or in many formats of graphics files, including Portable Network Graphics (PNG), Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), JPEG and many others. It is also capable of producing LaTeX code that can be included directly in LaTeX documents, making use of LaTeX's fonts and powerful formulae abilities. The program can be used both interactively and in batch mode using scripts. The program is well supported and documented. Extensive help can also be found on the Internet. gnuplot is used as the plotting engine of Maxima, and gretl, and it can be used from various languages, including
    4.00
    2 votes
    227
    Autoconf

    Autoconf

    • License: GNU General Public License
    GNU Autoconf is a tool for producing configure scripts for building, installing and packaging software on computer systems where a Bourne shell is available. Autoconf is agnostic about the programming languages used, but it is often used for projects using C, C++, Fortran, Fortran 77, Erlang or Objective-C. A configure script configures a software package for installation on a particular target system. After running a series of tests on the target system the configure script generates header files and a makefile from templates, thus customizing the software package for the target system. Together with Automake and Libtool, Autoconf forms the GNU build system. It comprises several other tools, notably Autoheader. The developer specifies the desired behaviour of the configure script by writing a list of instructions in the GNU m4 language in a file called "configure.ac". A library of pre-defined m4 macros is available to describe common configure script instructions. Autoconf transforms the instructions in "configure.ac" into a portable configure script. The building system is not supposed to have autoconf installed: autoconf is needed only to build the configure script, that is
    4.00
    1 votes
    228
    Pidgin

    Pidgin

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Instant messaging
    • Programming languages used: C
    Pidgin (formerly named Gaim) is an open-source multi-platform instant messaging client, based on a library named libpurple. Libpurple has support for many commonly used instant messaging protocols, allowing the user to log into various services from one application. The number of Pidgin users was estimated to be over 3 million in 2007. Pidgin provides a graphical front-end for libpurple using GTK+. Libpurple supports multiple instant-messaging protocols. Pidgin supports multiple operating systems, including Windows as well as many Unix-like systems such as Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, and AmigaOS (through the X11 engine). It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for protocols that support it. The program is extendable through plugins, including "Off-the-Record Messaging" and Pidgin encryption, providing end-to-end message encryption. Pidgin features some of the standard tools for an instant-messaging client, such as a contact list, file transfer on supported protocols, and conversation and chat logging. Tabbed conversations is an optional feature on Pidgin. The IM window consists of the message window, formatting tools, and an edit box. Users can add
    4.00
    1 votes
    229
    PostGIS

    PostGIS

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Geographic Information System
    PostGIS (/ˈpoʊstdʒɪs/ POST-jis) is an open source software program that adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database. PostGIS follows the Simple Features for SQL specification from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The first version was released in 2001 by Refractions Research under the GNU General Public License. A stable "1.0" version was released on April 19, 2005, which followed 6 release candidates. In 2006, PostGIS was registered as "implements the specified standard" for "Simple Features for SQL" by the OGC. The PostGIS implementation is based on "light-weight" geometries and indexes optimized to reduce disk and memory footprint. Using light-weight geometries helps servers increase the amount of data migrated up from physical disk storage into RAM, improving query performance substantially. PostGIS is registered as "implements the specified standard" for "Simple Features for SQL" by the OGC. PostGIS has not been certified as compliant by the OGC. For the OGC's definition of compliant, see What does "Compliant" mean?. There are a large number of software products that can use PostGIS as a database backend, including:
    4.00
    1 votes
    230
    Rhino

    Rhino

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Runtime
    • Programming languages used: JavaScript
    Rhino is an open source JavaScript engine. It is developed entirely in Java and managed by the Mozilla Foundation. The Foundation also provides another implementation of JavaScript engine written in C named SpiderMonkey. Rhino converts JavaScript scripts into classes. Rhino works in both compiled as well as interpreted mode. It is intended to be used in server-side applications, hence there is no built-in support for the Web browser objects that are commonly associated with JavaScript. Rhino can be used as a debugger by making use of the Rhino shell. It can be used in applications by embedding Rhino. A slightly modified version of Rhino 1.6r2 comes bundled with the Sun Microsystems release of Java SE version 6, which was released in December 2006. This makes it easier to integrate JavaScript as part of Java programs and to access Java resources from JavaScript. Other implementations of Java 6 may differ. The Rhino project was started at Netscape in 1997. At the time, Netscape was planning to produce a version of Netscape Navigator written fully in Java and so it needed an implementation of JavaScript written in Java. When Netscape stopped work on "Javagator", as it was called, the
    4.00
    1 votes
    231
    Zinf

    Zinf

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Media player
    Zinf is a free audio player released under the GNU General Public License. It runs on Unix-like operating systems and Windows. Zinf is a continuation of the FreeAmp project and uses the same source code. Zinf can play sound files in MP3, Vorbis, and WAV formats, among others. It supports skins and is part of the MusicBrainz network. The player features an optimized version of the Xing MPEG decoder, a powerful music browser and playlist editor, and a built in download manager which supports downloading files from sites using the RMP (RealJukebox) download process. Zinf was also notable for handling all audio files based on their metadata (Author, Album, Song Title), and hiding more-technical details like actual locations and file names (but these features are now standard in many players). Zinf is a recursive acronym that stands for "Zinf Is Not FreeAmp!" Use of the name FreeAmp had to be discontinued due to trademark issues, as "AMP" is a trademark of PlayMedia Systems, Inc. The FreeAmp project was originally funded by EMusic, who paid the salaries of 3 developers working on the player. Later, Relatable joined EMusic to help support continued development. In January 2001, after 2
    4.00
    1 votes
    232
    ConceptDraw

    ConceptDraw

    ConceptDraw PRO is a vector diagramming software tool. The first version was released at 1999. Supports basic-like scripts, which allow programming objects properties and behavior. ConceptDraw PRO works both on MS Windows and Mac OS X platforms. Now it is a part of ConceptDraw Office software package which was released in 2008. As its part could create dashboards, work breakdown structure and indicators. In 2008 Computer Systems Odessa released several plug-ins for ConceptDraw PRO. Landscape & Garden Design – a pack of vector clipart and sample documents WebWave – includes several wizards for work with web site design, web site elements clipart and sample documents. Network Diagrammer – consists of wizards intended for creating network diagrams and scanning local networks, clipart (including CISCO images) and sample documents. All plug-ins work only as a part of ConceptDraw PRO.
    0.00
    0 votes
    233
    Diakonos

    Diakonos

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Text editor
    Diakonos is a customizable, usable curses-based (console-based, or text-based) text editor. It was developed with the intention of being easier to configure and use than Emacs, more powerful than Pico and Nano, and not as cryptic as vi or ex. Diakonos uses the common Macintosh/Windows keyboard shortcuts - Ctrl-C to copy, Ctrl-V to paste, Ctrl-O to open a file, Ctrl-S to save and so on, instead of the more idiosyncratic key combinations used by most other console-based editors. Diakonos is a Ruby program, and hence needs Ruby installed.
    0.00
    0 votes
    234
    Django web framework

    Django web framework

    • License: BSD Licenses
    • Software Genre: Web application framework
    • Programming languages used: Python
    Django web Framework ( /ˈdʒæŋɡoʊ/ JANG-goh) is an open source Web 2.0 application framework, written in Python, which follows the model–view–controller architectural pattern. It was originally developed to manage several news-oriented sites for The World Company of Lawrence, Kansas, and was released publicly under a BSD license in July 2005; the framework was named after guitarist Django Reinhardt. In June 2008 it was announced that a newly formed Django Software Foundation will maintain Django in the future. Django's primary goal is to ease the creation of complex, database-driven websites. Django emphasizes reusability and "pluggability" of components, rapid development, and the principle of don't repeat yourself. Python is used throughout, even for settings, files, and data models. Django also provides an optional administrative create, read, update and delete interface that is generated dynamically through introspection and configured via admin models. Some well known sites which use Django include Pinterest, Instagram, Mozilla, The Washington Times and the Public Broadcasting Service. An extensive list can be found at Django Sites. The core Django MVC framework consists of an
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    EMBOSS

    EMBOSS

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Bioinformatics
    • Programming languages used: ANSI C
    EMBOSS is an acronym for European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite. EMBOSS is a free open source software analysis package specially developed for the needs of the molecular biology and bioinformatics user community. The software automatically copes with data in a variety of formats and even allows transparent retrieval of sequence data from the web. Also, as extensive libraries are provided with the package, it is a platform to allow other scientists to develop and release software in true open source spirit. EMBOSS also integrates a range of currently available packages and tools for sequence analysis into a seamless whole. The 'European' part of the name hints at the wider scope. The core EMBOSS groups are collaborating with many other groups to develop the new applications that the users need. This was done from the beginning with EMBnet, the European Molecular Biology Network. EMBnet has many nodes wordlwide most of which are national bioinformatics services. EMBnet has the programming expertise. In September 1998, the first workshop was held, when 30 people from EMBnet went to Hinxton to learn about EMBOSS and to discuss the way forward. The EMBOSS package contains a
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    Exhibit

    Exhibit

    • License: BSD Licenses
    • Software Genre: Web application
    Exhibit (part of the SIMILE Project) is a lightweight, structured-data publishing framework that allows developers to create web pages with support for sorting, filtering and rich visualizations. Oriented towards semantic web-type problems, Exhibit can be implemented by writing rich data out to HTML then configuring some CSS and Javascript code. Technically, Exhibit is a collection of Javascript files to be included in a web page. When Exhibit pages are loaded by a browser, the Javascript reads in one or more JSON data files and builds a local database in the memory of the machine running the browser. Data can then be filtered and sorted directly in the browser without having to re-query the server. The design of Exhibit is optimized for browsing faceted data. The Exhibit code base is currently being developed by members of the SIMILE Project at MIT.
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    GCfilms

    GCfilms

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Database management system
    GCfilms is an application for managing a movie collection, now replaced by GCstar. Detailed information on each movie can be automatically retrieved from the Internet and the user can store additional data, such as the location, format or whom he/she has lent them to. The user may also search and filter the collection by criteria such as director, genre, rating and more. According to the developer's web page, GCfilms is being superseded by a similar, more generalized personal collections manager, GCstar. Information concerning the movie can be automatically retrieved from various Internet websites. Information about movies can also be entered in manually. GCfilms supports importing collections created by other movie database programs such as Tellico or Ant Movie Catalog. The movies lists can also be exported to various formats including HTML, XML or SQL. The GCfilms mascot is a blue periscope named Péri. He was created by LE SPEKTRE. GCfilms may be used on any system for which Gtk2-Perl is available. It is included in many Linux distributions, and also in FreeBSD ports. A version for Microsoft Windows also exists. GCfilms is released under the GNU General Public License. Images
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    Google Web Toolkit

    Google Web Toolkit

    • License: Apache License
    • Software Genre: Rich Internet application
    • Programming languages used: Java
    Google Web Toolkit (GWT /ˈɡwɪt/) is an open source set of tools that allows web developers to create and maintain complex JavaScript front-end applications in Java. Other than a few native libraries, everything is Java source that can be built on any supported platform with the included GWT Ant build files. It is licensed under the Apache License version 2.0. GWT emphasizes reusable, efficient solutions to recurring Ajax challenges, namely asynchronous remote procedure calls, history management, bookmarking, internationalization and cross-browser portability. GWT version 1.0 RC 1 (build 1.0.20) was released on May 16, 2006. Google announced GWT at the JavaOne conference, 2006. Release history: In August 2010, Google acquired Instantiations, a company known for its focus on Eclipse Java developer tools, including GWT Designer, which is now bundled with Google Plugin for Eclipse. With introduction of the Dart (programming language), Google has reassured the GWT community that GWT will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future, but also hinted at a possible rapprochement between the two Google solutions for "structured web programming". They've also admitted however that a
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    Iceweasel

    Iceweasel

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Web browser
    • Programming languages used: C++
    Mozilla Corporation software rebranded by the Debian project deals with a 2006 software branding dispute and its resolution, between Mozilla Corporation and Debian Project. The branding issue developed when Mike Connor, representing the Mozilla Corporation, requested that the Debian Project comply with Mozilla standards for use of the Thunderbird trademark when redistributing the Thunderbird software. At issue were modifications not approved by the Mozilla Foundation, when the name for the software remained the same. In 2006 the Debian Project subsequently rebranded the Mozilla Firefox program, and other software released by Mozilla, so that Debian could continue to distribute the software with modifications permitted, without being bound by the use of trademark requirements that the Mozilla Foundation had invoked. The new names established by Debian were Iceweasel for Mozilla Firefox, Icedove for Mozilla Thunderbird, and Iceape for SeaMonkey. These changes were implemented in the subsequent version of Debian (Etch). In July 2007, Iceowl, a rebranded version of Mozilla Sunbird, was added to the unstable branch of Debian. Mozilla Foundation owns the trademark “Firefox” and claims
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    Influence Walker

    Influence Walker

    • Programming languages used: JavaScript
    Two versions of this application, which runs on the Freebase Influence data.The first version displays weighted lines scrolling from the top by randomly following influence connections between people. The second version displays one influence connection at a time and pulls up the person's Wikipedia article in the bottom frame.Both use the Mootools javascript framework and Freebase Suggest.
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    Joomla!

    Joomla!

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: Content management system
    • Programming languages used: PHP
    Joomla is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets and a model–view–controller (MVC) Web application framework that can also be used independently. Joomla is written in PHP, uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques (since version 1.5) and software design patterns, stores data in a MySQL or (since version 2.5) MS SQL database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization. As of March 2012, Joomla has been downloaded over 30 million times. Over 10,000 free and commercial extensions are available from the official Joomla! Extension Directory, and more are available from other sources. It is estimated to be the second most used CMS on the Internet after WordPress. Joomla was the result of a fork of Mambo on August 17, 2005. At that time, the Mambo name was trademarked by Miro International Pvt. Ltd., who formed a non-profit foundation with the stated purpose of funding the project and protecting it from lawsuits. The Joomla development team claimed that many of the provisions of the
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    Map of Freebase Users

    Map of Freebase Users

    • Software Genre: Geospatial
    • Programming languages used: mjt
    A nifty mashup with Google Maps created by Will Moffat. You can see what cities Freebase users hail from or search for a specific username. (To run this app, click the Web Link).

    For more, see Will's blog hamstersoup
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    Netscape Communicator

    Netscape Communicator

    Netscape Communicator was an Internet suite produced by Netscape Communications Corporation. Initially released in June 1997, Netscape Communicator 4.0 was the successor to Netscape Navigator 3.x and included more groupware features intended to appeal to enterprises. Netscape Communicator was available in various editions, such as "Professional" and "Complete". The following components were included in Netscape Communicator (different editions had different components and some components were dropped in later editions): Features In 1998, a major update to the program was released as Netscape 4.5. This included many improvements, mostly to the Messenger e-mail client, which now also took on the features of Collabra. However, some of the less popular components, such as Netcaster, were dropped. A feature called "Roaming Profiles" was added in version 4.5 that synchronized a user's bookmarks, address book and preferences with a remote server, so that a user's home and work browsers could have the same bookmarks. By the time version 4.5 was released, Netscape had started the Mozilla open source project and had ceased charging for Communicator. The term "Navigator" referred to the
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    RapidMiner

    RapidMiner

    • Software Genre: Machine learning
    • Programming languages used: Java
    RapidMiner, formerly YALE (Yet Another Learning Environment), is an environment for machine learning, data mining, text mining, predictive analytics, and business analytics. It is used for research, education, training, rapid prototyping, application development, and industrial applications. In a poll by KDnuggets, a data-mining newspaper, RapidMiner ranked second in data mining/analytic tools used for real projects in 2009 and was first in 2010. It is distributed under the AGPL open source license and has been hosted by SourceForge since 2004. The RapidMiner project was started in 2001 by Ralf Klinkenberg, Ingo Mierswa, and Simon Fischer at the Artificial Intelligence Unit of the Dortmund University of Technology. RapidMiner provides data mining and machine learning procedures including: data loading and transformation (Extract, transform, load, a.k.a. ETL), data preprocessing and visualization, modelling, evaluation, and deployment. RapidMiner is written in the Java programming language. It uses learning schemes and attribute evaluators from the Weka machine learning environment and statistical modelling schemes from R-Project. RapidMiner can define analytical steps (similar to
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    Renoise

    Renoise

    Renoise is a contemporary digital audio workstation (DAW) based upon the heritage and development of tracker software. Its primary use is the composition of music using sound samples, soft synths, and effects plug-ins. It is also able to interface with MIDI and OSC equipment. The main difference between Renoise and other music software is the characteristic vertical timeline sequencer used by tracking software. Renoise was originally written from the code of another tracker called NoiseTrekker, made by Juan Antonio Arguelles Rius (Arguru). The then unnamed Renoise project was initiated by Eduard Mueller (Taktik) and Zvonko Tesic (Phazze) during December 2000. The development team planned to take tracking software into a new standard of quality, enabling tracking scene composers to make audio of the same quality as other existing professional packages, while still keeping the proven layout that originated with Soundtracker in 1987. By early 2002 stable versions (such as 1.27) were available. Over the years the development team has grown to distribute the tasks of testing, administrative, support and web duties among several people. Renoise 2.7 was officially launched on May 12,
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    RSSOwl

    RSSOwl

    • License: Eclipse Public License
    • Software Genre: Aggregator
    • Programming languages used: Java
    RSSOwl is a news aggregator for RSS and Atom News feeds. It is written in Java, and is built on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform which uses SWT as a widget toolkit to allow it to fit in with the look and feel of different operating systems while remaining cross-platform. Released under the Eclipse Public License, RSSOwl is free software. In addition to its full text searches, saved searches, notifications and filters, RSSOwl v2.1 synchronizes with Google Reader. RSSOwl began as small project on SourceForge at the end of July 2003. RSSOwl 1.0 was released on December 19, 2004. It was released with support for RSS and Atom News feeds. The initial release also supported exporting feeds to PDF, RTF, and HTML. This release was available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris. RSSOwl 1.1 added support for toolbars and quicksearch in news feeds. Version 1.2 improved toolbar customization and added support for Atom 1.0 News feeds. Versions 1.2.1 and 1.2.2 added universal binary support for mac as well as drag and drop for tabs and a built in feed validator. RSSOwl was the SourceForge Project of the Month for January 2005. RSSOwl 2.0 was announced on March 7, 2007 at EclipseCon 2007. Version
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    SabayonLinux

    SabayonLinux

    • Software Genre: Operating system
    Sabayon Linux or Sabayon (formerly RR4 Linux and RR64 Linux), is a Gentoo-based Linux distribution created by Fabio Erculiani and the Sabayon development team. Sabayon follows the "Out of the box" philosophy, aiming to give the user a wide number of applications ready to use and a self-configured operating system. Sabayon Linux features a rolling release cycle, its own software repository and a package management system called Entropy. Sabayon is available in both x86 and AMD64 distributions and there is support for ARMv7 in development for the BeagleBone. It is named after an Italian dessert, zabaione which is made from eggs. Sabayon's logo is an impression of a Gentoo Penguin foot. Sabayon has been released since version 4.1 in two different flavors featuring either the GNOME or KDE desktop environments, with the ultralight Fluxbox environment included as well. (In the previous versions all three environments were included in a DVD ISO image). Since Sabayon's initial release, additional versions of Sabayon have added four other X environments, including XFCE and LXDE. A CoreCD edition which featured a minimal install of Sabayon was released to allow the creation of spins of the
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    Thinkbase

    Thinkbase

    • Programming languages used: Java
    Thinkbase is a visual navigation and exploration tool for Freebase. The application is divided into two frames. The left frame displays an interactive visual representation of the Freebase contents and its semantic relationships in the form of a graph. Each node in the graph represents a Freebase article. The right frame displays the corresponding articles in Freebase. Further features, such as expanding / collapsing nodes and performing a search in Wikipedia or Google, are accessible through the context menu (right click on nodes). See the ‘About’ page for more details.

    The application requires Java. 
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    Unworkable

    Unworkable

    • License: BSD Licenses
    • Software Genre: BitTorrent client
    • Programming languages used: C
    Unworkable is a BSD-licensed BitTorrent implementation written by Niall O'Higgins. Goals of this project include efficiency, simplicity and high code quality. Unworkable is single threaded and asynchronous, written in ANSI C using libevent and mmap() for performance.
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    Wizz RSS News Reader

    Wizz RSS News Reader

    • License: GNU General Public License
    • Software Genre: News client
    • Programming languages used: XUL
    An open source RSS and Atom news reader add-on for the Firefox web browser.
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